cfingerd - configurable finger daemon

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name cfingerd
Package version 1.4.3
Package release 3.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 189 B
Download size 75.73 KB
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This is a free replacement for standard finger daemons such as GNU
fingerd and MIT fingerd.  Cfingerd can enable/disable finger services
to individual users, rather than to all users on a given host.  It is
able to respond to a finger request to a specified user by running a
shell script (e.g., finger doorbell@mysite.mydomain might cause a
sound file to be sent) rather than just a plain text file.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cfingerd_1.4.3-3.1_amd64.deb 1.4.3 amd64 Debian Main
cfingerd - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
netbase >= 2.00
update-inetd -


Name Value
finger-server -


Name Value
finger-server -


Type URL
Binary Package cfingerd_1.4.3-3.1_i386.deb
Source Package cfingerd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install cfingerd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cfingerd




2013-02-09 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-3.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* [SECURITY] CVE-2013-1049: fix buffer overflow in rfc1413 (ident) client.
Thanks to Malcolm Scott <> and Marc Deslauriers
<> (Closes: #700098) (LP: #1104425)
2010-06-19 - Joey Schulze <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Approve NMU
* Applied IPv6 patch from Mats Erik Andersson
<> (closes: Bug#570024)
2008-10-21 - Chris Lamb <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add Depends on update-inetd for DebianNet Perl module used in postinst.
(Closes: #502741)
2008-02-25 - Martin Schulze <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Partially imported NMU
* Updated URLs in copyright file
* Removed /usr/doc support code from postinst since the transition is
* Updated debian/rules
* Converted changelog to UTF-8 (closes: Bug#453963)
* Applied patch by Cyril Brulebois to make GNU/kFreeBSD and GNU/Hurd act
as GNU/Linux (closes: Bug#414308)
* Remove deprecated tail syntax (closes: Bug#381119)
* Fixed problem with removing double characters in search strings
(closes: Bug#66440)
* Adjusted addresses in Debian files (closes: Bug#380219)
2003-06-20 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-1.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload (RC bug more than 2 years old).
* debian/rules:
+ Removed the {foo,bar} shell wildcard bashisms.
+ Call dpkg-gencontrol with -isp so that the binary package has a control
and a priority field.
* debian/control:
+ Set policy to 3.5.10.
* Replaced malloc()/sprintf() calls with strdup().
* Replaced log() with mylog() because log is a built-in gcc-3.x function.
* Replaced a snprintf() with sprintf() in util.c to fix a security issue
that could cause information leakage (Closes: #76918).
* In idle.c and standard.c, do not display the idle time if stat() on the
TTY device failed.
* In idle.c and standard.c, if the TTY device's timestamp is 0, do not
display the idle time (Closes: #64359).
* In idle.c and standard.c, if TTY modification time is more recent
than access time, use access time to make idle reports more meaningful
(Closes: #86138).
* Applied a patch from Amir Shamsuddin for standard.c to retrieve proper
privileges before looking for files in the user's home (Closes: #64915).
* Fixed the display_file argument in standard.c so that ~/.XFace is
properly displayed (Closes: #126984, #117255).
* In display.c, use 8 characters from user names instead of 7, so that we
can fetch the data from the passwd entry (Closes: #74672, #73041).
2001-08-11 - Matt Zimmerman <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Apply relevant portions of the security fix applied to stable for
DSA-066 (Closes: #104394)
* Tidy up extended description, and remove claims about security
2001-04-21 - Martin Schulze <>
cfingerd (1.4.3-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream source
* Fixes some buffer overflows introduced by sscanf()
* Fixes some nice format string issues and a nice off-by-one error
(closes: Bug#93930)
* Corrected source URL
* Corrected path to GPL
* Added /usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc snippets to postinst and prerm
* Moved manpages to /usr/share/man (closes: Bug#91128)
* And other cruft as well (closes: Bug#91431)
* Bumped Standards-Version to, Thanks to Bas Zoetekouw
<> (closes: Bug#93121)
* Corrected RFC number (closes: Bug#48418)
* Added support for removing /etc/cfingerd (closes: Bug#75292)
* Removed potential debug output (closes: Bug#85016)
* This version now provides a and conflicts with finger-server (closes:

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