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Vulnerability Assessment Details

cfingerd format string attack

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
cfinger version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote cfingerd daemon, according to its version number,
is vulnerable to a format string attack that lets anyone
execute arbitrary commands on this host.

Solution : upgrade to version 1.4.4
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2576, 651

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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