akfingerd

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Finger abuses

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote finger service appears to vulnerable to a remote attack which can disrupt the service of the finger daemon. This denial of service does not effect other services that may be running on the remote computer, only the finger service can be disrupted. akfingerd version 0.5 or earlier is running on the remote host. This daemon has a history of security problems, make sure that you are running the latest version of akfingerd. Versions 0.5 and earlier of akfingerd are vulnerable to a remote denial of service attack. They are also vulnerable to several local attacks.

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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