Identd Service Detection
Info Nessus Plugin ID 10021
SynopsisThe remote host is running an identification service.
DescriptionThe remote host is running an ident (also known as 'auth') daemon.
The 'ident' service provides sensitive information to potential attackers. It is designed to say which accounts are running which services. This helps attackers to focus on valuable services (those owned by root or other privileged accounts). If you do not use this service, and software you run does not require it, disable it.
SolutionIf you do not use this service and software you run does not require it, disable it.