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The remote host has IP forwarding enabled.
The remote host has IP forwarding enabled. An attacker can exploit
this to route packets through the host and potentially bypass some
firewalls / routers / NAC filtering.
Unless the remote host is a router, it is recommended that you disable
On Linux, you can disable IP forwarding by doing :
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
On Windows, set the key 'IPEnableRouter' to 0 under
On Mac OS X, you can disable IP forwarding by executing the command :
sysctl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=0
For other systems, check with your vendor.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
Nessus Plugin ID: 50686 ()
CVE ID: CVE-1999-0511
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