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Security hole in rusers client
From: dholland () EECS HARVARD EDU (David Holland)
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 15:19:30 -0400


(Cc'd to bugtraq since this probably affects everyone, not just Linux...)

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Thanks to David Sacerdote of OpenBSD for pointing me in the general
direction of this one.

Patch against netkit-rusers-0.10 follows. netkit-rusers-0.11 will
appear shortly.

If you don't have pgp and don't know how to un-pgp a patch mail me and
I'll send you an unsigned one.

*** rusers.c    1997/04/05 22:26:22     1.9
- --- rusers.c  1997/08/02 15:53:44
***************
*** 155,174 ****
                                        days, hours, minutes, seconds);
                }

                strncpy(remote, up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_host,
!                   sizeof(remote)-1);
                if (strlen(remote) != 0)
                        sprintf(remote, "(%.16s)",
                            up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_host);

                if (longopt) {
!                       strncpy(local, host, sizeof(local));
!                       local[sizeof(local)-1] = 0;
!                       local[HOST_WIDTH + LINE_WIDTH + 1 -
!                           strlen(up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_line) - 1] = 0;
!                       strcat(local, ":");
!                       strcat(local, up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_line);

                        printf("%-8.8s %-*.*s %-12.12s %8s %.18s\n",
                            up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_name,
                            HOST_WIDTH+LINE_WIDTH+1, HOST_WIDTH+LINE_WIDTH+1, local,
- --- 155,186 ----
                                        days, hours, minutes, seconds);
                }

                strncpy(remote, up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_host,
!                       sizeof(remote)-1);
!               remote[sizeof(remote)-1] = 0;
!
                if (strlen(remote) != 0)
                        sprintf(remote, "(%.16s)",
                            up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_host);

                if (longopt) {
!                       /* Fit into HOST_WIDTH+LINE_WIDTH+1 chars */
!                       int len1 = strlen(host);
!                       int len2 = strlen(up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_line);
!                       if (len1 + len2 > HOST_WIDTH+LINE_WIDTH+1) {
!                           int excess = len1 + len2 - HOST_WIDTH-LINE_WIDTH-1;
!                           if (excess < len1) len1 -= excess;
!                           else if (excess < len2) len2 -= excess;
!                           else {
!                               /* Hmm. Probably an attack... */
!                               len1 = HOST_WIDTH;
!                               len2 = LINE_WIDTH;
!                           }
!                       }
!                       snprintf(local, sizeof(local),
!                                "%-.*s:%-.*%s", len1, host, len2,
!                                up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_line);

                        printf("%-8.8s %-*.*s %-12.12s %8s %.18s\n",
                            up->uia_arr[x]->ui_utmp.ut_name,
                            HOST_WIDTH+LINE_WIDTH+1, HOST_WIDTH+LINE_WIDTH+1, local,

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   - David A. Holland             |    VINO project home page:
     dholland () eecs harvard edu    | http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/vino



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