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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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