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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sun portmap xdrmem_getbytes() overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the xdrmem_getbytes() overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The RPC library has an integer overflow in the function
xdrmem_getbytes().

A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute
arbitrary code on this host with the rights
your RPC programs are running with (typically, root), by
sending a specially crafted request to them.

Nessus used this flaw to crash your portmapper.

Solution : See http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-10.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7123

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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