This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
It is possible to use the remote host to perform third-party host
The remote finger service accepts redirect requests. That is, users
can perform requests like :
This allows an attacker to use this computer as a relay to gather
information on a third-party network. In addition, this type of
syntax can be used to create a denial of service condition on the
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
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Nessus Plugin ID: 10073 (finger_redirection.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-1999-0105CVE-1999-0106
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