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Vulnerability Assessment Details

fam service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
checks the presence of a RPC service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The fam RPC service is running.
Several versions of this service have a well-known buffer overflow condition
that permits intruders to execute arbitrary commands as root on this system.

Solution : disable this service in /etc/inetd.conf
See also : http://www.nai.com/nai_labs/asp_set/advisory/16_fam_adv.asp
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 353

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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