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Vulnerability Assessment Details


Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for systat

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'systat' service provides useful information
to a possible hacker, such as which processes are running, who is running them,
and so on... It is highly recommended that you disable this service.

Network Security Threat Level: Low

Solution : comment out the 'systat' line in /etc/inetd.conf

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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