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Vulnerability Assessment Details

rwhois format string attack

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 '-soa' request.

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

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : Disable this service or upgrade to a patched version

Networks Security ID:

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

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