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walld service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The walld RPC service is running. It is usually used by the administrator
to tell something to the users of a network by making a message appear
on their screen.
Since this service lacks any kind of authentication, a possible hacker
may use it to trick users into doing something (change their password,
leave the console, or worse), by sending a message which would appear to be
written by the administrator.
It can also be used as a denial of service attack, by continually sending
garbage to the users screens, preventing them from working properly.
Solution : Disable this service.
Threat Level: Medium
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