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CSCdt46181 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Uses SNMP to determine if a flaw is present

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows users to tunnel to an
Internet Protocol (IP) network using a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).
The protocol is described in RFC2637.

PPTP implementation using Cisco IOSŪ software releases contains a
vulnerability that will crash a router if it receives a malformed or
crafted PPTP packet. To expose this vulnerability, PPTP must be
enabled on the router. PPTP is disabled by default. No additional
special conditions are required.

A possible hacker may use this issue to prevent your network
from working properly

This vulnerability is documented as Cisco Bug ID CSCdt46181

Solution :
Threat Level: High

*** As Nessus solely relied on the banner of the remote host
*** this might be a false positive

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