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Vulnerability Assessment Details

fakeidentd overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
crashes the remote identd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

fakeidentd is a minimal identd server that always replies to
requests with a fixed username.

There is a buffer overflow in some versions of this program
that permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on this server.

Solution : Disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade.
See http://software.freshmeat.net/projects/fakeidentd/

Additional Info : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/284953

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5351

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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