Family: Finger abuses --> Category: destructive_attack
fingerd buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sends a long command to fingerd
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Nessus was able to crash the remote finger daemon by sending a too long
This flaw is probably a buffer overflow and might be exploitable
to run arbitrary code on this machine.
Solution : Disable your finger daemon, apply the latest patches from your
vendor, or a safer software.
Threat Level: High
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