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Re: load.root (loadmodule hole)
From: D.Mitchell () dcs shef ac uk (Dave Mitchell)
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 13:08:15 BST


Brad Powell <Brad.Powell () Eng Sun COM> writes:
loadmodule also gets called when you "load modules" such as
PC NFS, or SunPC, or WABI, ect.. it also gets called by applications
such as printer software packages to load their device driver.

I't a useful utility but _very_ insecure.
Its replaced in solaris 2.X

Err, are we talking about /usr/openwin/bin/loadmodule under SunOS 4.x?
Loading WABI modules? Etc?

Are you sure you're not confusing this with /usr/kvm/modload, a
non-setuid program which loads modules into kernel, and which is invoked
by the (setuid) loadmodule program?


Dave.

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