Bug 5900 - netconfig dumps core
netconfig dumps core
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netcfg (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-10-12 17:56 EDT by e.mergl
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 16:13:47 EST
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Description e.mergl 1999-10-12 17:56:24 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).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-12 18:03:59 EDT
netconfig, netconf, or netcfg?  I'm sure this is too confusing,
but there is a difference between the three.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-22 16:13:59 EST
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.
Comment 3 Stephen J. Friedl 2000-02-20 16:25:59 EST
Probably the same as bug 7945, a coredump in pump
Comment 4 apendleton 2000-03-07 15:15:59 EST
/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.
Comment 5 apendleton 2000-03-07 15:17:59 EST
This sounds like the pump error.

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