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Finger cgi

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /cgi-bin/finger

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The 'finger' cgi is installed. It is usually
not a good idea to have such a service installed, since
it usually gives more troubles than anything else.

Double check that you really want to have this
service installed.

Solution : remove it from /cgi-bin.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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