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qpopper buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
qpopper buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
There is a bug in some versions of qpopper which
permit a remote user to become root using a buffer overflow.
Solution : upgrade
to the latest version.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 133

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

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