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Vulnerability Assessment Details

format string attack against statd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote statd service could be brought down with a format string attack -
it now needs to be restarted manually.

This means that a possible hacker may execute arbitrary code thanks to a bug in
this daemon.

Solution : upgrade to the latest version of rpc.statd
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1480

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

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