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Vulnerability Assessment Details

IRC bot ident server detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the presence of a malicious ident server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

This host seems to be running an ident server, but the ident server responds
to an empty query with a random userid. This behavior may be indicative of an
irc bot, worm, and/or virus infection. It is very likely this system has
been compromised.

Solution: re-install the remote system
Risk factor: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Brian Smith-Sweeney

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