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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Attempts to grab a file through TFTP
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote TFTP server can be used to read arbitrary files on the
The TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is vulnerable to a directory traversal
attack which may permit a possible hacker to read arbitrary files on the remote host
by prepending their names with '../'
Disable the remote tftpd daemon, filter incoming traffic to this port, or
run tftpd in a chrooted environment.
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
Networks Security ID: 6198, 11582, 11584
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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