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TFTP directory traversal Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Attempts to grab a file through TFTP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote TFTP server can be used to read arbitrary files on the
remote host

Description :

The TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is vulnerable to a directory traversal
attack which may allow a possible hacker to read arbitrary files on the remote host
by prepending their names with '../'

Solution :

Disable the remote tftpd daemon, filter incoming traffic to this port, or
run tftpd in a chrooted environment.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5

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