Solaris ^D Character Remote Telnet Service DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is vulnerable to denial of service.

Description :

It was possible to make the remote Sun crash by flooding it with ^D
characters instead of entering our login.

This flaw allows an attacker to prevent your network from working
properly.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_4/0462.html

Solution :

Upgrade your telnet server and filter the incoming traffic to this
port.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 10272 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0273