Finger Service Detection

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1277

Synopsis

The remote host seems to be running a finger daemon.

Description

The remote host seems to be running a finger daemon. This service provides valuable information to attackers, and should be disabled.

Solution

Edit /etc/inetd.conf and comment out the finger line, or refer to your operating system manual for more information.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1277

Family: Finger

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/30

Nessus ID: 10069

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0197, CVE-1999-0612