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Vulnerability Assessment Details

tooltalk service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The tooltalk RPC service is running.

A possible implementation fault in the ToolTalk object database server may permit an
attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root.

*** This warning may be a false positive since the existence of this vulnerability is only
**** accurately identified with local access.

Solution : Disable this service.
See also : CERT Advisory CA-98.11
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 122, 641

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

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