[rescue] SGI fw_sshd and security

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Mon Mar 8 08:21:26 CST 2004

A GREAT deal of useful local hacks, IRIX or not, deal with
overwriting files that a user does not have permission to

Old, but good example: Emacs mail bug.


On Sun, 7 Mar 2004 10:42:22 -0500
Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> Well, libwrap.(so|a) probably shouldn't be writable, except for
> by root.  So if you're overwriting it, you've already got some
> sort of root on the box; game over.  Now, if it's chmod'd 777
> or something, then the people that set its mode has are
> retarded, and should be shot. : )

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