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Vulnerability in IRIX autofsd
From: agent99 () BOYTOY CSD SGI COM (SGI Security Coordinator)
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 18:48:17 GMT
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Silicon Graphics Inc. Security Advisory
Title: Vulnerability in IRIX autofsd
Date: October 22, 1998
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- --- Issue Statement ---
Silicon Graphics Inc. acknowledges the vulnerability in autofsd publicly
reported by RSI.0010.10-02-98.IRIX.AUTOFSD:
For the protection of all our customers, SGI does not disclose, discuss
or confirm vulnerabilities until a full investigation has occurred and
any necessary patch(es) are available for all currently supported vulnerable
Until Silicon Graphics has more definitive information to provide, customers
are encouraged to assume all security vulnerabilities as exploitable and take
appropriate steps according to local site security policies and requirements.
Steps to disable the autofsd daemon are found in the Temporary Solution
Currently, Silicon Graphics Inc. is investigating and no further information
is available for public release at this time.
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- ----- Temporary Solution ---
The steps below can be used to disable the autofs(1M) daemon.
**** WARNING ****
Disabling autofs(1M) daemon will prevent users from automatically
mounting remote file systems. The automount(1M) daemon can be used
as a temporary workaround. See the ONC3/NFS Administrator's Guide
which is available online from the insight program or via the web:
1) Become the root user on the system.
% /bin/su -
2) Verify autofs(1M) daemon is enabled.
3) Disable autofs(1M) daemon.
# chkconfig autofsd off
4) Verify autofs(1M) daemon has been disabled.
5) Reboot the system
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