Finger Service Remote Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10068


It is possible to obtain information about the remote host.


The remote host is running the 'finger' service.

The purpose of this service is to show who is currently logged into the remote system, and to give information about the users of the remote system. It provides useful information to attackers, since it allows them to gain usernames, determine how used a machine is, and see when each user logged in for the last time.


Comment out the 'finger' line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd process

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10068

File Name: finger.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.38 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 1999/06/22

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1992/01/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0612

OSVDB: 11451