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Vulnerability Assessment Details

pimp

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote host via IGMP overlap

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to crash the remote host
using the 'pimp' attack. This flaw permits
a possible hacker to make this host crash at will,
thus preventing the legitimate users from
using it.

Solution : filter incoming IGMP traffic

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 514

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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