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Vulnerability Assessment Details

dtspcd overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if dtspcd is running

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The 'dtspcd' service is running. This service deals with
the CDE interface for the X11 system.

Some versions of this daemon are vulnerable to a buffer overflow
attack which may permit a possible hacker to gain root rights on
this host.

*** This warning might be a false positive,
*** as no real overflow was performed

Solution : See http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-31.html
to acertain if you are vulnerable or deactivate this service
(comment out the line 'dtspc' in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd process)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3517

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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