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Finger zero at host Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Finger 0@host feature

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote service is prone to information disclosure.

Description :

The remote host is running a 'finger' service that suffers from an
information disclosure vulnerability. Specifically, it permits an
unauthenticated attacker to display a list of accounts on the remote
host that have never been used. This list can help a possible hacker to
guess the operating system type and also focus his attacks.

Solution :

Filter access to this port, upgrade the finger server, or disable it
entirely.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

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

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