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Re: dqs 3.2.7 local root exploit.
From: Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich () anu edu au>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 14:09:39 +1000

On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 12:09:11AM -0000, dex dex wrote:

DESCRIPTION:
I found a buffer overflow vunerability on the
/usr/bin/dsh (dqs 3.2.7
package).

 ...

This bug was reported to Drake Diedrich, Mantainer
for dqs
(Drake.Diedrich () anu edu adu).


   I maintain only the Debian packaging of the DQS suite. /usr/bin/dsh can
be entirely removed from a DQS cluster with no ill effects, and was removed
from the Debian packages in early 1998 as part of a general cleanup
of the package.  Debian 2.1 (slink) and later are not vulnerable.
   The original publisher (SCRI, Florida State University) is no longer
maintaining DQS or employing the original author, but has also refused to
relax distribution restrictions, making it difficult to found a new
developer community.

dqs (3.1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Summarize and rotate monthly accounting logs
  * Replaced /bin/mail with /usr/bin/sendmail
  * Made /etc/dqs/conf_file into a configureation file.  Changed DQS_BIN.
  * Deleted dqs_options, dqs_random, and dsh
  * Moved qmaster and dqs_execd to /usr/lib/dqs, edit DQS_BIN in
    /etc/dqs/conf_file
  * Switched to debhelper from debstd
  * Added restart and force-reload to /etc/init.d/dqs
  * A million Lintian fixes.

 -- Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich () anu edu au>  Mon, 16 Feb 1998 11:47:04
+1100



-- 
Dr. Drake Diedrich, Head - Information and Communications Unit
John Curtin School of Medical Research, GPO Box 334  Canberra ACT  2601
Voice: +61(2)6125-2528   FAX: +61(2)6125-4823

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