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Bug 2181 - virtual hosts is undocumented default binding address
virtual hosts is undocumented default binding address
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-04-14 13:41 EDT by kermit
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-09 16:18:18 EDT
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Description kermit 1999-04-14 13:41:09 EDT
I had problems on site, I traced it to the inetd binary. I
examined the source in netkit-base-0.11+ and
found an undocumented field in the configuration scan of
/etc/inetd.conf which if empty binds INADDR_ANY as the
address of the directed service.

 gosh, I guess that means that if tftp is enabled for any
address on a machine, then it is enable to all aliased
address on a machine.

  Is this just an undocumented feature?

char rcsid[] =
  "$Id: inetd.c,v 1.19 1997/09/23 09:16:40 dholland Exp
dholland $";
char pkg[] = "netkit-base-0.10";

 function getconfigent
  bounded by comments   /VIRTUAL HOSTING /

  this represents a major security back door into every
 RH machine, does it not?

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-09 16:18:59 EDT
This was the OpenBSD version of inetd that has been reverted
to netkit-base-0.10.

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