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Re: syslogd fun
From: troy () AUSTIN IBM COM (Bollinger)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 18:19:57 -0500


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Yuri Volobuev wrote:

AIX [is]
not so fortunate.  It's on and can't be turned off in any obvious way, other
than killing syslogd.


The IBM-ERS team pointed this out to us earlier and we're currently in
the build and test phase for the following APARs:

   Abstract:  "SECURITY: syslog denial-of-service vulnerability"
   APAR 4.1:  IX70659
   APAR 4.2:  IX70660

There's a temporary fix available via anonymous ftp from:

   ftp://testcase.software.ibm.com/aix/fromibm/security.syslogd.tar.Z

The AIX fix will include a new "-r" option that will turn off remote
message logging.  (Note that by default, remote messages will still be
accepted.  The AIX "-r" option is backward from the way that the Linux
syslogd works.)

[ it's sure nice that Aleph's back from vacation... ;-) ]
- --
+----------------  Opinions are my own  -------------------+
|Troy Bollinger             |                    92CBR600F2|
|AIX Security Development   |           troy () austin ibm com|
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