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Open X11 Server Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
X11 determines if X11 is open
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote X11 server accepts connections from anywhere.
The remote X11 server accepts connection from anywhere. A possible hacker
may connect to it to eavesdrop on the keyboard and mouse events of
a user on the remote host. It is even possible for a possible hacker to
grab a screenshot of the remote host or to display arbitrary programs.
A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to obtain the username and password
of a user on the remote host.
Restrict access to this port by using the 'xhost' command.
If the X11 client/server facility is not used, disable TCP entirely.
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4
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