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Re: SunOS 4.1.4 fingerd
From: dittrich () cac washington edu (Dave Dittrich)
Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 13:04:07 -0700
On Thu, 16 May 1996, Andy Dills wrote:
I know I have seen it written up someplace about the flaw when
finger 0 () XXX com is done. (It shows a finger output on every user, which
as we know, can be a very useful tool to those with bad intentions)
Anyway, I have found that fingering . () XXX com also yeilds the same result.
The trick, as I learned it, was to use @@XXX.com on Ultrix systems.
After a quick test, I notice that single letters and "." don't work on
Ultrix, but any digit or "@" does. Go figure. Probably some Berkeley
student had a hangover the day they coded finger?
Thus, we just added a user 0 (zero). Problem fixed.
Looks like you'll have to add a few more users! ;)
Dave Dittrich Client Services, Computing & Communications
dittrich () cac washington edu University of Washington
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