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Vulnerability Assessment Details

rpc.nisd overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
buffer overflow through rpc.nisd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote RPC service 100300 (nisd) is vulnerable
to a buffer overflow which permits any user to obtain a root
shell on this host.

Solution : disable this service if you don't use it, or apply the relevant patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 104

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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