Finger .@host Unused Account Disclosure

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


Synopsis :

The finger service running on the remote host has an information
disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

It is possible to force the remote finger daemon to display a list of
accounts that have never been used by issuing the request :

finger .@target

A remote attacker could use this information to guess which operating
system is running or mount further attacks against these accounts.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b5a66556

Solution :

Disable or filter access to the finger daemon.

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: 10072 (finger_dot.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0198