Novell BorderManager Port 2000 Telnet DoS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10163
SynopsisThe remote service is vulnerable to a denial of service.
DescriptionThe port 2000 is open, and Novell BorderManager
*might* be listening on it.
There is a denial of service attack that allows an intruder to make a Novell BorderManager 3.5 slowly die.
If you see an error message on this computer telling you 'Short Term Memory Allocator is out of Memory' then you are vulnerable to this attack.
An attacker may use this flaw to prevent this service from doing its job and to prevent the user of this station to work on it.
*** If there is no error message whatsoever on this
*** computer, then this is likely a false positive.
SolutionContact Novell and ask for a patch or filter incoming TCP connections to port 2000.