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Bug 2181 - virtual hosts is undocumented default binding address
Summary: virtual hosts is undocumented default binding address
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-14 17:41 UTC by kermit
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-09 20:18:18 UTC

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Description kermit 1999-04-14 17:41:09 UTC
I had problems on site, I traced it to the inetd binary. I
examined the source in netkit-base-0.11+ and
found an undocumented field in the configuration scan of
/etc/inetd.conf which if empty binds INADDR_ANY as the
address of the directed service.

 gosh, I guess that means that if tftp is enabled for any
address on a machine, then it is enable to all aliased
address on a machine.

  Is this just an undocumented feature?

char rcsid[] =
  "$Id: inetd.c,v 1.19 1997/09/23 09:16:40 dholland Exp
dholland $";
char pkg[] = "netkit-base-0.10";

 function getconfigent
  bounded by comments   /VIRTUAL HOSTING /

  this represents a major security back door into every
 RH machine, does it not?


Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-09 20:18:59 UTC
This was the OpenBSD version of inetd that has been reverted
to netkit-base-0.10.

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