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FreeBSD 4.1.1 Finger

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Finger /path/to/file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

There is a bug in the remote finger service that permits anyone to read
arbitrary files on this host by doing a 'finger' command on the name of
targeted file.

For instance :

finger /etc/passwd@target


Will display the content of /etc/passwd

Solution : disable the finger service in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd
process, or upgrade your finger daemon

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1803

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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