rexecd Service Detection

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The rexecd service is listening on the remote port.

Description :

The rexecd service is open. This service is design to allow users of a
network to execute commands remotely.

However, rexecd does not provide any good means of authentication, so it
may be abused by an attacker to scan a third-party host.

Solution :

Comment out the 'exec' line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd process

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Service detection

Nessus Plugin ID: 10203 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0618