fingerd Remote Overflow

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Synopsis :

The finger service running on the remote host has a remote buffer
overflow vulnerability.

Description :

Nessus was able to crash the remote finger daemon by sending a very
long request. This is likely due to a buffer overflow. A remote
attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://securitydigest.org/unix/archive/037

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of this finger daemon.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 9.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 17141 (finger_overflow.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 2

CVE ID: