rexecd Service Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 10203
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VPR Score: 5.9


The rexecd service is running on the remote host.


The rexecd service is running on the remote host. 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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10203

File Name: rexecd.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: remote

Published: 8/31/1999

Updated: 8/13/2018

Dependencies: 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/1999

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0618