Bug 74477 - hosts are looked up in DNS first, despite nsswitch requesting otherwise
Summary: hosts are looked up in DNS first, despite nsswitch requesting otherwise
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2002-09-25 01:23 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2016-11-24 14:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-06 10:22:50 UTC
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2002-09-25 01:23:12 UTC
In /etc/nsswitch.conf I have the default

hosts:      files nisplus dns

However, for hosts that have both DNS and /etc/hosts entry, the DNS entry is
used and only in a host is not known to DNS, the /etc/hosts entry will be used.

This might have secutiry implications is certain cases, so setting "Severity:

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2002-10-18 20:15:02 UTC
Can you attach a strace output of such program plus what exactly do you have
in /etc/hosts?
Works just fine for me.

Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2003-01-06 10:22:50 UTC
I no longer can reproduce it, sorry.

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