Windows 98 FTP MS/DOS Device Name Request DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service

Description :

It was possible to freeze or reboot Windows by reading a MS/DOS device
through FTP, using a file name like CON\CON, AUX.htm, or AUX.

An attacker may use this flaw to continuously crash the affected host,
preventing users from working properly.

See also :

Solution :

Apply the patch from the above reference.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: FTP

Nessus Plugin ID: 10929 (ftp_w98_devname_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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