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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of this finger daemon.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 9.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 17141 (finger_overflow.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 2