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Vulnerability Assessment Details

famd detection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detect the File Alteration Monitor daemon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

A system related service which does not need to be reachable from the
network is listening on the remote port.

Description :

The File Alteration Monitor daemon is running on this port.
This service does not need to be reachable from the outside,
it is therefore recommended that reconfigure it to disable
network access.

Solution :

Start famd with the -L option or edit /etc/fam.conf and set the
option 'local_only' to 'true' and restartd the famd service.

Alternatively, you may wish to filter incoming traffic to this port.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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