Family: Denial of Service --> Category: denial
SuSE's identd overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
crashes the remote identd
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Ident is a protocol which gives to the remote server
the name of the user who initiated a given connection.
It's mainly used by IRC, SMTP and POP servers to obtain
the login name of the person who is using their services.
There is a flaw in the remote identd daemon which allows anyone
to crash this service remotely.
Solution : disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade
Threat Level: Low
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