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Sun rpc.cmsd overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if Sun rpc.cmsd overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote Sun rpc.cmsd has integer overflow problem in xdr_array. A possible hacker
may use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this host with the rights
rpc.cmsd is running as (typically, root), by sending a specially crafted
request to this service.

Solution : We suggest that you disable this service and apply a new patch.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5356

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Xue Yong Zhi

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