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The remote service is vulnerable to denial of service.
Ident is a protocol which gives to the remote server
the name of the user who initiated a given connection.
It's mainly used by IRC, SMTP and POP servers to obtain
the login name of the person who is using their services.
There is a flaw in the remote identd daemon which allows anyone
to crash this service remotely.
See also :
Disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Denial of Service
Nessus Plugin ID: 10560 ()
Bugtraq ID: 587
CVE ID: CVE-1999-0746
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