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rexecd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of rexecd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The rexecd service is open. This service is design to
permit users of a network to execute commands remotely.


However, rexecd does not provide any good means of authentication, so it
may be abused by a possible hacker to scan a third party host.

Solution : comment out the 'exec' line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the
inetd process

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

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

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