Rstatd Vulnerability


Summary

rstatd: This rpc process provides information on a coputer's performance.

Impact

A hacker could determine trends on system utilization to pre-plan his attack.

Problem

The rstatd replies to a query with information about the computer'sperformance. By default, this function is available to all network users regardless of access privilege. It provides the hacker with an excellant tool to detrmine the best (i.e., least busy) time to do his work.

Resolution