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FreeBSD 4.1.1 Finger Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Finger /path/to/file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

There is a bug in the remote finger service that allows anyone to read
arbitrary files on this host by doing a 'finger' command on the name of
targeted file.

For instance :

finger /etc/passwd@target

Will display the content of /etc/passwd

Solution : disable the finger service in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd
process, or upgrade your finger daemon

Threat Level: High

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