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This indicates detection of a request sent to the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) ToolTalk Remote Procedure Call (RPC) database server.
The ToolTalk architecture allows custom programs to communicate with each other over a network. ToolTalk-enabled programs communicate using RCP and are managed by the ToolTalk database server (rpc.ttdbserverd). There are many vulnerabilities in rpc.ttdbserverd that allow attackers to gain access to a target system or execute arbitrary code on it via specially-crafted RPC messages.

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Any unprotected Unix based system with tooltalk database server enabled is vulnerable.

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Attackers can gain access to the victim system and execute arbitrary commands.

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Apply the appropriate patch. Please see the References for more information.

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