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Test ID:
Category:Finger abuses
Title:Finger redirection check

The remote finger service accepts to redirect requests. That is, users can
perform requests like :

finger user@host@victim

This allows an attacker to use this computer as a relay to gather information
on a third party network.

Solution: Disable the remote finger daemon (comment out the 'finger' line
in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd process) or upgrade it to a more
secure one.

Risk factor : Low

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0105
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0106
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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