FreeBSD : GNU finger vulnerability (610bc692-a2ad-11dc-900c-000bcdc1757a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29229


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


GNU security announcement :

GNU Finger unfortunately has not been updated in many years, and has known security vulnerabilities. Please do not use it in production environments.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29229

File Name: freebsd_pkg_610bc692a2ad11dc900c000bcdc1757a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/07

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnu-finger, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1999/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1165