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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-1999-0627

Original release date: 03/01/1992
Last revised: 09/09/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The rexd service is running, which uses weak authentication that can allow an attacker to execute commands.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 0.0 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 0.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Unknown
This Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) entry is a configuration issue and not a software flaw. As such, it doesn’t fit in the CVE software flaw list. The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score for this CVE entry has been set to 0 because this CVE entry has no impact as a software flaw according to CVSS. This does not mean that the configuration issue is not important and there may be security implications relative to computers having this configuration.

Solution

The rexd service is an unsecured protocol for Internet facing systems and should only be used on a trusted network segment, otherwise disabled. The software should be patched and configured properly.

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