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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SuSE's identd overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
crashes the remote identd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Ident is a protocol which gives to the remote server
the name of the user who initiated a given connection.
It's mainly used by IRC, SMTP and POP servers to obtain
the login name of the person who is using their services.

There is a flaw in the remote identd daemon which permits anyone
to crash this service remotely.

Solution : disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID: 587

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

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