in.fingerd Pipe Input Arbitrary Command Execution

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


Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a remote command execution
vulnerability.

Description :

It is possible to force the remote finger daemon to execute arbitrary
commands by issuing requests like :

finger |command_to_execute@target

An attacker may use this bug to gain a shell on this host.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_3/0291.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_3/0315.html

Solution :

Disable your finger daemon if you do not use it, or apply the latest
patches from your vendor.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 10126 (in_fingerd.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0152