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GameSpy detection Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Searches for the existence of a GameSpy server
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is running a GameSpy server.
This service is used to host a gaming server.
It turns out that since these server use UDP as their transport layer, an
attacker may misuse them so that they flood a third party host, as they send
multiple UDP packets in reply to one request, by sending a spoofed
UDP packet with the IP address of their target as the source field.
A possible hacker may use this service and network connection as a mean to flood a
third party host.
Solution : Filter incoming traffic to this port, or disable this service
Threat Level: Medium
See also: http://www.pivx.com/kristovich/adv/mk001/
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