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Bug 18726 - only_from should use numerical IP address
only_from should use numerical IP address
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Dale Lovelace
: Security
: 22995 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-09 12:37 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-16 13:25:23 EDT
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Description Tim Waugh 2000-10-09 12:37:05 EDT
/etc/xinetd.d/swat currently has:

	only_from = localhost

This causes xinetd to do a reverse name lookup for each connection on that
service to see if it's canonical name is 'localhost'.  For better security
it should read:

	only_from =
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-16 13:01:53 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16573 ***
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2000-10-16 13:09:10 EDT
No, this is something different: it's a security problem (DNS spoofing) rather
than a confused application.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-16 13:25:20 EDT
It's the same fix, however. :)
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-16 13:33:25 EDT
... and it's fixed in -22.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-18 18:19:50 EST
*** Bug 22995 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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