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FTP Windows 98 MS/DOS device names DOS Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Crashes Windows 98
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
It was possible to freeze or reboot Windows by
reading a MS/DOS device through FTP, using
a file name like CON\CON, AUX.htm or AUX.
A cracker may use this flaw to make your
system crash continuously, preventing
you from working properly.
Solution : upgrade your system or use a
FTP server that filters those names out.
Reference : http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB
Reference : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/195054
Threat Level: High
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