Finger Service Remote Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10068

Synopsis

It is possible to obtain information about the remote host.

Description

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.

Solution

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: 1.40

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 1999/06/22

Modified: 2018/08/13

Dependencies: 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1992/01/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0612