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Bug 980 - NFS/MOUNTD problem?
Summary: NFS/MOUNTD problem?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-server
Version: 5.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-01-28 00:56 UTC by atsekhan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-28 15:43:13 UTC

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Description atsekhan 1999-01-28 00:56:14 UTC
It appears that NFS server and/or client and/or MOUNTD has
a security bug which allows an intruder to add shell
accounts to the /etc/passwd file. We had an attemted
breakin stopped only after the intruder tripped certain
security measures installed on the machine, but AFTER
successfull unauthorized login.
The NFS server was installed and running even though
NOTHING was shared through the NFS.

If you need more info on the subject, please contact
Alex Tsekhansky @

If this is a known bug, I would appreciate the info on the

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-01-28 15:43:59 UTC
upgrade to the latest nfs-* from the errata.

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