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Family: Gain a shell remotely --> Category: destructive_attack

Gopherd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if gopherd can be used as a proxy

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is running the UMN Gopher server.

The remote version of the remote gopher server seems to be vulnerable
to various buffer overflows which may be exploited by a possible hacker to
execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the rights of the
gopher daemon.

Solution : Upgrade to UMN Gopherd 3.0.6 or newer
Threat Level: High

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