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smad Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Prevents Sendmail from working properly
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is subject to the
'smad' attack(sendmail accept dos), which prevents sendmail
from accepting legitimate connections.
A cracker may use this flaw to prevent you
from receiving any email, thus lowering the
interest of being connected to internet.
This attack is specific to some versions of the
Reference : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/11073
Solution : upgrade your Linux kernel to a newer
Threat Level: High
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