Family: Gain root remotely --> Category: mixed
irix rpc.passwd overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
heap overflow through rpc.passwd
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote RPC service 100009 (yppasswdd) is vulnerable
to a buffer overflow which allows any user to obtain a root
shell on this host.
Solution : disable this service if you don't use
it, or see SGI advisory #20020601-01-P
Threat Level: High
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