openSUSE 10 Security Update : rsh (rsh-5584)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34986


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


in.rexecd was not using the system wide limits, potentially allowing remote rexec users to exhaust all system resources.

This patch fixes it.


Update the affected rsh packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34986

File Name: suse_rsh-5584.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/12/01

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rsh, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:rsh-server, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/05