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Re: Glibc Local Root Exploit
From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz () CSH RIT EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 10:22:33 -0500

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 05:53:03PM -0800, Ben Greenbaum wrote:

Summary of responses:

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From: Jag <agrajag () linuxpower org>

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
This does not happen on my machine using glibc-2.2 and openssh-2.3.0p1
following your example.
I have reproduced it with glibc-2.2 and openssh-2.3.0p1  The key is that
you must actually ssh to a valid host.  If ssh can't resolve the host,
it won't display the contents of the file.

This is not true.  host.conf file is read _before_ the actual query takes
place, as its options affect how the query is done.  It does not matter what
hostname is passed to the resolver.

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 - mdz

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