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in.fingerd pipe

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains whether in.fingerd is exploitable

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It is possible to force the remote finger daemon to execute arbitrary
commands by issuing requests like :

finger |command_to_execute@target

A possible hacker may use this bug to gain a shell on this host.

Solution : Disable your finger daemon if you do not use it
(comment out the 'finger' line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the
inetd process) or apply the latest patches from your vendor.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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