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Finger redirection check Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote finger service accepts to redirect requests. That is, users can
perform requests like :
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
Threat Level: Low
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