Re: libc6 vulnerability
At 19:42 -0800 1999-02-07, Paul Vojta wrote:
When checking the security of my system, I found that it is vulnerable
to the following standard attack (in tcsh syntax):
env RESOLV_HOST_CONF=/etc/shadow /usr/sbin/traceroute foobar
or env RESOLV_HOST_CONF=/etc/shadow fping foobar
This allows the user to read any (text) file on the system.
I have a Debian diff including a patch for this, someone simply needs
to compile and upload it. All that needs to be done is fix the
debian/changelog (by that I mean the -- line, I give permission to
use the -2 revision to whomever uploads this) and dpkg-buildpackage.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy) <URL:http://web.espy.org/>
Debian GNU/Linux PowerPC -- <URL:http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/>