Steffen Higel wrote:
>> To avoid having to study last night, I decided to look around my machine (RH6.1) to see if there was anything seriously insecure about it... and I think I found something, maybe someone else has noticed this as well:
> I created new accounts on the machine using the console version of linuxconf, and it logged the commands that it executed in /var/log/netconf.log. Problem is, said file is world readable, so there in it were the usernames and passwords (unencrypted) of all the accounts I had made.
> Whose fault is this, mine for using linuxconf, RedHat's for putting funny permissions on a file or Linuxconf's for putting private stuff in a world readable file?
> Comments much appreciated
dunno, but log the bug.
in all honesty though, if a large site with untrusted users was using
linux conf for system management... that would be worrisome.
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fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
meatspace place: home shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
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