Family: Gain a shell remotely --> Category: attack
rwhois format string attack Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if rwhois is vulnerable to a format string attack
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote rwhois daemon is vulnerable to a format string
attack when supplied malformed arguments to a '-soa' request.
A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host.
Threat Level: High
Solution : Disable this service or upgrade to a patched version
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