Finger 0@host Unused Account Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote service is prone to information disclosure.

Description :

The remote host is running a 'finger' service that suffers from an
information disclosure vulnerability. Specifically, it allows an
unauthenticated attacker to display a list of accounts on the remote
host that have never been used. This list can help an attacker to
guess the operating system type and also focus his attacks.

Solution :

Filter access to this port, upgrade the finger server, or disable it
entirely.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 10069 (finger_0.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0197