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Vulnerability with Chargen Service



Hi, one of our security scans is showing that the chargen service is running on our clustered PRTG Core Servers as described here http://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=10043. Our recommended course of action is to disable this service. Does PRTG rely on this service for operation?

Thanks, Anthony

chargen core-server prtg16

Created on Nov 17, 2016 4:57:55 PM

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Hi there,

No, PRTG does not rely on this service. You can safely disable it.

Created on Nov 18, 2016 12:44:55 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

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