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Category:Useless services

The remote host is running the 'finger' service.

The purpose of this service is to show who is currently logged
into the remote system, and to give information about the users
of the remote system.

It provides useful information to attackers, since it allows them
to gain usernames, determine how used a machine is, and see when
each user logged in for the last time.

Solution :
Comment out the 'finger' line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart
the inetd process

Risk factor : Low

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0612
XForce ISS Database: finger-out
XForce ISS Database: finger-running
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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