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Re: in.fingerd follows sym-links on Solaris 8
From: "Matthew R. Potter" <mpotter () atpco com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 13:47:18 -0400
I believe it could be dangeours in some cases, but people from
Sun says that they won't repair the in.fingerd because:
Well finger is enabled by default and it runs as nobody... so you can't
link to /etc/shadow...
finger stream tcp6 nowait nobody /usr/sbin/in.fingerd in.fingerd
I think finger even still bounces.. @host () host
"There are may be legitimate reasons for finger to follow symlinks. If
finger is considered a security issue, it can be disabled. (..)"
I think it's an issue of, what is the point of fixing it?
What do you think ?
I won't sleep at night over this one.