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Family: Denial of Service --> Category: kill_host

HTTP 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 HTTP, 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
HTTP server that filters those names out.

Threat Level: High

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