Multiple Vendor rpc.nisd Long NIS+ Argument Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote service is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.

Description :

The remote RPC service 100300 (nisd) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
attack that allows any user to obtain a root shell on this host.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a463d031
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-98.06.nisd.html

Solution :

Disable this service if you don't use it, or apply the relevant patch.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND)

Family: RPC

Nessus Plugin ID: 10251 ()

Bugtraq ID: 104

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0008