cfingerd < 1.4.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote finger service has multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

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
escalate privileges.
- 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 :

Solution :

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

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 10652 (cfinger_format_bug.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 2576

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0243

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