Linux Multiple statd Packages Remote Format String

critical Nessus Plugin ID 10544


The remote service is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote statd service could be brought down with a format string attack - it now needs to be restarted manually.

This means that an attacker may execute arbitrary code thanks to a bug in this daemon.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10544

File Name: statd_format_string.nasl

Version: 1.48

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 11/10/2000

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: rpc/portmap, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/2000

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0666, CVE-2000-0800

BID: 1480