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netstat

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for netstat

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a 'netstat' service on this port.

The 'netstat' service provides useful information to a possible hacker, since
it gives away the state of the active connections. It is recommended that
disable this service if you do not use it.

Network Security Threat Level: Low
Solution : comment out the 'netstat' line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the
inetd process

Networks Security ID:

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

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