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Airport Administrative Traffic Detection (192/udp) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sends a message to UDP port 192

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is an Airport, Airport Extreme or Airport Express
wireless access point.

It is possible to gather information about the remote base station
(such as its connection type or connection time) by sending packets
to UDP port 192.

A possible hacker connected to this network may also use this protocol to
force the base station to disconnect from the network if it is
using PPPoE, thus causing a denial of service for the other users.

Solution :

Filter incoming traffic to this port, make sure only authorized hosts
can connect to the wireless network this base station listens on.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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