Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5900
netconfig dumps core
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
After installation I started netconfig. I entered the
data as I did many times before in the same dialog for
RH6.0 on the same machine. Pressing OK results in:
Segmentation Fault (core dumped).
netconfig, netconf, or netcfg? I'm sure this is too confusing,
but there is a difference between the three.
I'm closing this because we don't really know which tool you meant. Please
feel free to reopen this with the information we requested. Thanks.
Probably the same as bug 7945, a coredump in pump
/usr/sbin/netconfig core dumps with a Segmentation Fault in strcpy() when
determining the host and domain name. While this program is NOT SUID root by
default it is executable by any user, and is owned by root, and I suppose
someone smarter than me could potentially exploit this to execute code by
overwriting the stack. Without some sort of greater knowledge of how this
program works, I couldn't really say whether that's a true statement or not.
This sounds like the pump error.