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Gopherd Proxy Usage Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if gopherd can be used as a proxy

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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
Threat Level: High

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