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Vulnerability Assessment Details

automountd service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The automountd service is running.

There is a bug in the Solaris rpc.statd
and automountd which permit a possible hacker
to execute any command remotely as root.

*** THIS VULNERABILITY WAS NOT TESTED
*** AND MAY BE A FALSE POSITIVE

Solution : Disable your automountd and ask your
vendor if you are vulnerable.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 235, 614

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

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