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Bug 89036 - remote root in RH8
Summary: remote root in RH8
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark J. Cox
QA Contact: Ed Bailey
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-16 19:39 UTC by Justin Mason
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-22 10:07:00 UTC

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Description Justin Mason 2003-04-16 19:39:18 UTC
Folks -- I'm pretty sure I've found a remote-root hole in the default install of
Red Hat 8.0.  I'm on x86, but I think it would be present on all archs.

Before I provide the details though (and fix the component ;), is the public
bugzilla the correct forum for this?

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Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2003-04-16 20:08:46 UTC
Thanks for taking the time to contact us.

I'm changing the component to "distribution" to more properly reflect the nature
of what you're reporting.  I'll leave it to the component owner to determine how
best to proceed in this matter...

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-17 07:55:03 UTC
We'd prefer that for non-public issues you contact our security response team at
security@redhat.com who'll be able to work with you on the issue.  

More contact details, GPG keys, and so on at

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-22 10:07:00 UTC
Issue is not a remote root but a DoS, and is fixed in Red Hat Linux 9 and above.
 Being dealt with by security@redhat.com, closing bug.

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