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Vulnerability Assessment Details

gpsd remote format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version of the remote gpsd server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running GPSD, a daemon which monitors a GPS device
and publishes its data over the network.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to format string attack
due to the way it uses the syslog() call. A possible hacker may exploit this flaw
to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Solution : Upgrade to gpsd 2.8 or newer

See also : http://gpsd.berlios.de/

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12371

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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