PFinger ".plan" format string

pfinger-plan-format-string (7742) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


PFinger is vulnerable to a format string attack. A remote attacker could create a malicious '.plan' file to execute arbitrary code on a PFinger client or server. By default, PFinger is installed as user 'nobody'.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of PFinger (0.7.8 or later), available from the PFinger Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Michael Baumer PFinger 0.7.7 and prior


Dec 18, 2001

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