Family: Gain a shell remotely --> Category: destructive_attack
NNTP password overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sends long password to nntpd
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Nessus was able to crash the remote NNTP server by sending
a too long password.
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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