Family: Useless services --> Category: infos
Echo port open Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks if the 'echo' port is open
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An echo service is running on the remote host.
The remote host is running the 'echo' service. This service
echoes any data which is sent to it.
This service is unused these days, so it is strongly advised that
you disable it, as it may be used by attackers to set up denial of
services attacks against this host.
- Under Unix systems, comment out the 'echo' line in /etc/inetd.conf
and restart the inetd process
- Under Windows systems, set the following registry key to 0 :
Then launch cmd.exe and type :
net stop simptcp
net start simptcp
To restart the service.
None / CVSS Base Score : 0
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