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Re: Vulnerability in 4.4BSD Secure Levels Implementation
From: rharri01 () KEPLER POLY EDU (Roger Harrison ?)
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 20:57:37 -0400


On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Niall Smart wrote:

On Jun 26,  8:41am, Tim Newsham wrote:
} Subject: Re: Vulnerability in 4.4BSD Secure Levels Implementation

 - The syslogd daemon can be covertly compromised, so no useful
   information ever gets logged to the protected system logs.  But at
   least no-one can modify the useless information.

Be smart, niall, syslog can only be compromised after the system
has been compromised.

uhm, not necessarily.
The pinelock.csh script I wrote around 12/97 and posted to bugtraq
could kill syslogd if root opens up two sessions of pine.
It is a local exploit.

http://kepler.poly.edu/~rharri01
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