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Nessus Generates a Warning for Vulnerability at Port 9 with the Ascend Router (2299)
If you are using an Ascend router and the firewall is turned off, Nessus may issue the following warning about unauthorized downloading of arbitrary files:
It was possible to make the remote Ascend router reboot by sending it a UDP packet containing special data on port 9 (discard). An attacker may use this flaw to make your router crash continuously, preventing your network from working properly. Solution: Filter the incoming UDP traffic coming to port 9. Contact Ascend for a solution. Risk factor: High CVE: CVE-1999-0060 BID: 714 Nessus ID: 10019
You may safely ignore this warning. It is a false alarm.
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