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Vulnerability Assessment Details

rwhois format string attack (2)

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if rwhois is vulnerable to a format string attack

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote rwhois daemon is vulnerable to a format string
attack when supplied malformed arguments to a malformed request.
(such as %p%p%p)

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host.

*** Note that Nessus solely relied on the banner version to
*** issue this warning. If you manually patched rwhoisd, you
*** may not be vulnerable to this flaw

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : Disable this service or upgrade to version 1.5.7.3 or newer

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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