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Re: Problem with SATAN/VMS
From: afx () ibm de (Andreas Siegert)
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 23:50:55 +0200 (CEST)
SATAN on AIX has a similar problem.
AIX emits a permission denied that the simple test (test -s) doesn't catch
The bourne shell script 'rsh.satan' falsely reports a vulnerability on
hosts that are running DEC VMS 6.1 This is because the OS sends the
following message to standard output:
UCX$RSHD - Permission denied - host IP addr
To fix, just add a test for the above string to the 'if $TEST -s
"$tmp_file"' test in 'rsh.satan'.
Andreas Siegert afx () ibm de / afx () barolo ak munich ibm com / AFX at IPNET
Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take
a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new - Thomas Watson, Jr.
Shadowed PW file under Linux lenex (Apr 07)