Solaris in.fingerd Unused Accounts Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote finger service has an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Solaris finger daemon will return a list of accounts that
have never been used when it receives the request :

finger 'a b c d e f g h'@target

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

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2001-q4/0016.html

Solution :

Apply the relevant patches from Sun.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 10788 (finger_solaris_disclosure.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 3457

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1503