>From firewalls-owner @
COM Thu Sep 14 21:49 PDT 1995
>Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 21:18:38 -0700
>From: sjs @
com (Stefan Jon Silverman)
>To: firewalls @
>Subject: Any known security holes in the "vacation" program
> I'm trying to set up an auto-responder for a couple of mail aliases
>on my mailhost. For the moment, because I don't really want to get involved
>with majordomo or any of the other mail list programs, I am using the simple
>functionality of the "/usr/ucb/vacation" program under SunOS 4.1.x.
> Given that the .forward file requires a pipe to this program, what
>are the possible security implications for this setup (i.e., are there any
>"well known" holes in this program)???
I wouldn't recommend it. vacation can write to files in the users
home directory writing an rhosts entry jumps to mind.
Brad Powell : brad .
Sr. Network Security Consultant
SunNetworks, Sun Microsystems Inc.
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