in.fingerd Remote Command Execution

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1282

Synopsis

The remote server allows anyone to execute arbitrary commands

Description

The remote finger server allows anyone to execute arbitrary commands on this host by prepending a pipe in front of the name of the command to be executed. An attacker may use this flaw to gain a root shell on this host.

Solution

Disable the finger service.

See Also

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_3/0291.html

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_3/0315.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1282

Family: Finger

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/07/11

Nessus ID: 10126

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:data_general:dg_ux

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0152