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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