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Vulnerability Assessment Details

remwatch

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Executes 'id' thanks to remwatch

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

remwatch is installed and permits anyone to execute
arbitrary commands.

A possible hacker may issue shell commands as root by
connecting to the remwatch daemon, and issue
the command : ' 11T
/bin/ksh'.

Solution : deactivate the remwatch service.
Contact your vendor for a patch.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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