Family: Gain root remotely --> Category: destructive_attack
NSM format strings vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if NSM is vulnerable to format strings attacks
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote proxy is vulnerable to format strings attacks
when issued a badly formed user name.
This flaw allows a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on this
Solution : if you are using NSM, see http://www.solsoft.org/nsm/news/972559672/index_html
or else contact your vendor for a patch
Threat Level: High
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