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CVE-1999-0612 Detail


A version of finger is running that exposes valid user information to any entity on the network.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/01/1997

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
0.0 LOW
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:N) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
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Evaluator Impact

This Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) entry is a configuration issue and not a software flaw. As such, it doesn’t fit in the CVE software flaw list. The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score for this CVE entry has been set to 0 because this CVE entry has no impact as a software flaw according to CVSS. This does not mean that the configuration issue is not important and there may be security implications relative to computers having this configuration.

Evaluator Solution

The FTP Service should be disabled because it could reveal information about a host's users, which could be used as reconnaissance information for attacks.

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