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Family: Denial of Service --> Category: kill_host

ping of death Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Crash target with a too long fragmented packets

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The machine crashed when pinged with an incorrectly fragmented packet.
This is known as the 'jolt' or 'ping of death' denial of service attack.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to shut down this server,
thus preventing you from working properly.

Solution : contact your operating system vendor for a patch.

Threat Level: High

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