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Cfinger's search.**@host feature

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
finger .@host feature

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running 'cfingerd', a finger daemon.

There is a bug in the remote cfinger daemon which permits
anyone to get the lists of the users of this system, when
issuing the command :

finger search.**@victim

This information can in turn be used by a possible hacker to set up
a brute force login attack against this host.

Solution : use another finger daemon or disable this service in /etc/inetd.conf
Network Security Threat Level: Low / Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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