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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Gopherd Proxy Usage
Acertains if gopherd can be used as a proxy
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is running a Gopher server.
It is possible to make the remote server connect to third
party FTP sites by sending the request 'ftp://hostname.of.the.ftp.server'.
A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to connect to use the remote
gopher daemon as a proxy to connect to FTP servers without disclosing
their IP address.
A possible hacker could also exploit this flaw to 'ping' the hosts
of your network.
Solution : Disable FTP support in the remote gopher server
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 6782
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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