Chargen Server Detection (UDP)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1905

Synopsis

The remote host may be used to attack other hosts.

Description

A chargen server is running on this port on top of UDP. An attacker may use spoofed UDP packets to use this server to set up a 'ping pong' attack that would use this service to attack a third party host.

Solution

Disable the service.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1905

File Name: 1905.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium