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

NNTP message headers overflow Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sends a message with long headers to nntpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Nessus was able to crash the remote NNTP server by sending
a message with long headers.
This flaw is probably a buffer overflow and might be exploitable
to run arbitrary code on this machine.

Solution : apply the latest patches from your vendor or
use a safer software.

Threat Level: High

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