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RE: strange log entry


the same can be said with nfs and coda/samba (windows filesharing)they are
both easily exploitable codes simply by the way they operate.  Basicaly in a
nutshell the code assume to much which makes it easily exploitable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jacob Meuser [mailto:jakemsr@clipper.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 4:34 AM
To: debian-security@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: strange log entry

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 01:24:50AM -0400, Ed Street wrote:
> Hello,
> Well first off WHY are you running the rpc stuff?  (i.e. I can root a
> 6.x box in under 30 seconds with a rpc exploit from a clean install)  Turn
> that stuff OFF.
Not to start a thread discussing OSes, but ...

OpenBSD ships with rstatd and ruserd enabled by default and according to

    "Four years without a remote hole in the default install!"

Which begs the question, especially since the *BSD's release their
sources under BSD style liscenses, why does rpc remain a security problem
in Linux?  Is it the kernel?  Is it the rpc code?

Simply curious,

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