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Detect talkd server port and protocol version

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detect talkd server port and protocol version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a 'talkd' daemon.

talkd is the server that notifies a user that someone else wants to initiate
a conversation with him.


Malicious hackers may use it to abuse legitimate users by conversing with
them with a false identity (social engineering). In addition to this, an
attacker may use this service to execute arbitrary code on your system.

Solution:
Disable talkd access from the network by adding the approriate rule on your
firewall. If you do not need talkd, comment out the relevant line in
/etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd process.

See also : http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-1997-04.html
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 SecuriTeam

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