Bug 1968 - issue and issue.net leak information to hackers
issue and issue.net leak information to hackers
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-03 16:51 EST by glen.turner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-05 20:00:02 EDT
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Description glen.turner 1999-04-03 16:51:36 EST
The default issue and issue.net written at each boot
by /etc/rc.d/rc.local provides too much information
to unverified users.  Linux kernel versions, etc
would be better placed in /etc/motd, which is
printed *after* the user has been verified.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-05 16:21:59 EDT
While we understand the point, I think that this would be too paranoid
a setting.  However, our main security man may disagree.  Cristian?
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-05 20:00:59 EDT
given the fact that a linux box can be network probed for the kernel
version anyway, I don't see this as a huge security problem.

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