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Vulnerability Assessment Details


Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Prevents Sendmail from working properly

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is subject to the
'smad' attack(sendmail accept dos), which prevents sendmail
from accepting legitimate connections.

A cracker may use this flaw to prevent you
from receiving any email, thus lowering the
interest of being connected to internet.

This attack is specific to some versions of the
Linux kernel.

Reference :

Solution : upgrade your Linux kernel to a newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: original code by Salvatore Sanfilippo [AntireZ]

Cables, Connectors

LENOVO 04W3587 Thinkpad Mini Dock Series 3 Port Replicator USB3.0 + Keys
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