Bug 28407

Summary: Simple local DoS on bind restart
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Tim Small <tim>
Component: bindAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.2CC: dr
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Description Tim Small 2001-02-20 11:17:36 UTC
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Any user may prevent "/etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart" from working properly.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute /usr/sbin/named as an arbitary local user
2. as root, execute /etc/rc.d/init.d/named stop
3. as root, execute /etc/rc.d/init.d/named start


Actual Results:  named start fails (tried with bind-8.2.3-0.6.x)

Expected Results:  named should have started correctly, and user process
should be ignored, or killed.

Executing execute /etc/rc.d/init.d/named stop twice will work around this

Linux tim.brain 2.2.18r3.5.29-w4l-IDE #8 Wed Jan 3 12:34:21 GMT 2001 i686

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-03-16 12:35:13 UTC
The current version of bind can't be run by an arbitrary user.