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Vulnerability Assessment Details

tanned format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sends a format string to the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote tanned server is vulnerable to a format string
vulnerability.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host.

Solution : Upgrade to tanned 0.7.1 or disable this service
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6553

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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