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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ypupdated service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The ypupdated RPC service is running. Some implementation of this daemon
permit a remote user to execute arbitrary shell commands as root.

*** No security hole regarding this program have been tested, so
*** this might be a false positive

Solution : We suggest that you disable this service.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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