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Bug 15198 - ypbind binds to unlisted server
ypbind binds to unlisted server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypbind (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2000-08-02 21:05 EDT by Ian Mortimer
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-02 21:05:57 EDT
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Description Ian Mortimer 2000-08-02 21:05:55 EDT
RedHat 6.2: ypbind will bind to a server not listed in /etc/yp.conf
and not listed in /etc/hosts.   This creates a security hole whereby
someone on the same network could set up a NIS server and 
wait for a machine to bind to it.  

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2000-08-07 10:10:34 EDT
the current package in the rawhide release doesn't use broadcasts per default,
so this should
be fixed now.

Florian La Roche

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