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Re: Solaris 2.x utmp hole
From: matt () uts EDU AU (Jas)
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 16:40:12 +1000 (EST)
Scott Chasin wrote this...
The following is somewhat of a security hole in Solaris 2.x which
allows any non-root user to remove themselves from /var/adm/utmp[x]
files (who, w, finger, etc).
Now the trick here is also to exploit this enough so that you can
change your ttyname (which can easily be done) and manipulate a
system utility into writing to that new ttyname (which could be a
system file). This example only takes you out of the utmp files.
solaris utmp has had heaps of bugs, why dont sun just fix it up
properly once and for all?? i think i'll put in a RFE for this, just
to make it official, even if the &^%*& (favorite expletive here), wont
Matthew Keenan Systems Programmer Information Technology Division
University of Technology Sydney Australia
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