Identd Service Detection

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is running an identification service.

Description :

The remote host is running an ident (also known as 'auth') daemon.

The 'ident' service provides sensitive information to potential
attackers. It is designed to say which accounts are running which
services. This helps attackers to focus on valuable services (those
owned by root or other privileged accounts). If you do not use this
service, and software you run does not require it, disable it.

Solution :

If you do not use this service and software you run does not require
it, disable it.

Risk factor :

None

Family: Service detection

Nessus Plugin ID: 10021 (auth_enabled.nasl)

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