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The remote finger service has multiple vulnerabilities.
The version of cfingerd running on the remote host has multiple
vulnerabilities, including :
- A local buffer overflow in the GECOS field, which can be used to
- A format string vulnerability, triggered by a malformed ident
reply. This can be used to execute arbitrary code.
- A local privilege escalation issue.
See also :
Upgrade to cfingerd version 1.4.4 or later.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 10652 (cfinger_format_bug.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 2576651
CVE ID: CVE-1999-0243CVE-1999-0708CVE-2001-0609
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