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Family: Finger abuses --> Category: infos

Finger redirection check Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Finger user@host1@host2

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote finger service accepts to redirect requests. That is, users can
perform requests like :

finger user@host@victim

This allows a possible hacker to use this computer as a relay to gather information
on a third party network.

Solution: Disable the remote finger daemon (comment out the 'finger' line
in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd process) or upgrade it to a more
secure one.

Threat Level: Low

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