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Bug 1968 - issue and leak information to hackers
Summary: issue and leak information to hackers
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-03 21:51 UTC by glen.turner
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-06 00:00:02 UTC

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Description glen.turner 1999-04-03 21:51:36 UTC
The default issue and written at each boot
by /etc/rc.d/rc.local provides too much information
to unverified users.  Linux kernel versions, etc
would be better placed in /etc/motd, which is
printed *after* the user has been verified.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-05 20:21:59 UTC
While we understand the point, I think that this would be too paranoid
a setting.  However, our main security man may disagree.  Cristian?

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-06 00:00:59 UTC
given the fact that a linux box can be network probed for the kernel
version anyway, I don't see this as a huge security problem.

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