Network Solutions Rwhoisd Syslog Remote Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server.

Description :

The remote rwhois daemon is vulnerable to a format string attack when
supplied malformed arguments to a malformed request (such as %p%p%p).

An attacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on this host.

*** Note that Nessus solely relied on the banner version to
*** issue this warning. If you manually patched rwhoisd, you
*** may not be vulnerable to this flaw

Solution :

Disable this service or upgrade to version 1.5.7.3 or newer

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 10804 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0913