Multiple Vendor rpc.nisd Long NIS+ Argument Remote Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 10251


The remote service is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10251

File Name: nisd_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 8/26/2002

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: rpc/portmap, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/10/1998

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0008

BID: 104