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Open News server Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Public NNTP server is open to outside
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote server seems open to outsiders.
Some people love open public NNTP servers to
be able to read or post articles anonymously.
Keep in mind that robots are harvesting such
open servers on Internet, so you cannot hope that
you will stay hidden for long.
Unwanted connections could waste your bandwith
or put you into legal trouble if outsiders use your server
to read or post 'politically incorrects' articles.
** As it is very common to have IP based authentication,
** this might be a false positive if the Nessus scanner is
** among the allowed source addresses.
Solution: Enforce authentication or filter connections from outside
Threat Level: Medium
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