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Re: procfs hole
From: garbanzo () HOOKED NET (Alex)
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 22:30:42 -0700

On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Eivind Eklund wrote:

There is a major hole in procfs under FreeBSD 2.2.1 (2.1 is not affected,
I have not tested 3.x but I believe it to be vulnerable as well) along
with OpenBSD (not tested by me, but by someone else -- believe it was
2.1-RELEASE although obsd doesnt mount procfs by default like freebsd

Temporary fix: Disable the /proc filesystem.  Setting ro instead of rw in
/etc/fstab or chmod'ing on the mountpoint do _not_ work.

looking for a proper fix, but not expecting to get there before David.

There was a patch released on FreeBSD-Hackers about 3 or so hours ago,
that claims to fix the problem.

- alex

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