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icmp timestamp request Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Performs an ICMP timestamp request

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

It is possible to acertain the exact time set on the remote host.

Description :

The remote host answers to an ICMP timestamp request. This allows a possible hacker
to know the date which is set on your machine.

This may help him to defeat all your time based authentication protocols.

Solution : filter out the ICMP timestamp requests (13), and the outgoing ICMP
timestamp replies (14).

Threat Level:

None / CVSS Base Score : 0

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