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rpc.walld format string Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The rpc.walld RPC service is running. Some versions of this server allow an
attacker to gain root access remotely, by consuming the resources of the
remote host then sending a specially formed packet with format strings to this

Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8 and 9 are vulnerable to this issue.
Other operating systems might be affected as well.

*** Nessus did not check for this vulnerability, so this might be a
*** false positive

Solution : Deactivate this service.
Threat Level: High

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