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Category:Finger abuses
Title:Cfinger's search.**@host feature

The remote host is running 'cfingerd', a finger daemon.

There is a bug in the remote cfinger daemon which allows
anyone to get the lists of the users of this system, when
issuing the command :

finger search.**@victim

This information can in turn be used by an attacker to set up
a brute force login attack against this host.

Solution : use another finger daemon or disable this service in /etc/inetd.conf
Risk factor : Low / Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0259
Bugtraq: 19970523 cfingerd vulnerability (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: cfinger-user-enumeration
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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