Bug 27213 - startinnfeed security hole
startinnfeed security hole
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-12 17:13 EST by Chris Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-12 17:13:58 EST
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Description Chris Evans 2001-02-12 17:13:55 EST

A bunch of format string vulnerabilities in "startinnfeed" have just
been reported to Bugtraq.

startinnfeed is suid-root. However it's not as serious as it could be
because startinnfeed is only executable by group "news". Furthermore,
RH7.0 full install does not seem to have any sgid-news executables.

Older distributions could be in danger, however; I know that there used
to exist sgid-news executables. And there have been holes in these!

Thought I'd better file a report :-)
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-02-13 08:05:43 EST
should have no security impact. Thanks for reporting this.

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