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The remote service is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
Nessus was able to crash the remote NNTP server by sending
a message with long headers.
This flaw is probably a buffer overflow and might be exploitable
to run arbitrary code on this machine.
Apply the latest patches from your vendor or use different software.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gain a shell remotely
Nessus Plugin ID: 17228 ()
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