|Title:||Check for Quote of the day Service (TCP)|
|Summary:||The quote service (qotd) is running on this host.;; Description :;; A server listens for TCP connections on TCP port 17. Once a connection; is established a short message is sent out the connection (and any; data received is thrown away). The service closes the connection; after sending the quote.|
The quote service (qotd) is running on this host.
A server listens for TCP connections on TCP port 17. Once a connection
is established a short message is sent out the connection (and any
data received is thrown away). The service closes the connection
after sending the quote.
An easy attack is 'pingpong' which IP spoofs a packet between two machines
running qotd. This will cause them to spew characters at each other,
slowing the machines down and saturating the network.
- Under Unix systems, comment out the 'qotd' line in /etc/inetd.conf
and restart the inetd process
- Under Windows systems, set the following registry keys to 0 :
Then launch cmd.exe and type :
net stop simptcp
net start simptcp
To restart the service.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0103|
Cert/CC Advisory: CA-96.01.UDP_service_denial
XForce ISS Database: chargen
XForce ISS Database: chargen-patch
XForce ISS Database: echo
|Copyright||This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Mathieu Perrin|
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