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EGD detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detect the Entropy Gathering Daemon (EGD)

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

A random number generator is listening on the remote port.

Description :

The Entropy Gathering Daemon is running on the remote host.
EGD is a user space random generator for operating systems
that lack /dev/random

See also :

http://egd.sourceforge.net/

Solution :

If this service is not needed, disable it or filter incoming traffic
to this port.

Network Security Threat Level:

None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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