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Bugtraq archives for 4th quarter (Oct-Dec) 1994: Solaris ff.core and wsinfo commands.

Solaris ff.core and wsinfo commands.

Bonfield James (jkbmrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk)
Tue, 6 Dec 94 15:55:41 WET


I recently did a find command on Solaris 2.3:

find /usr/openwin \( -perm -02000 -o -perm -04000 \) -ls

This shows a couple programs that I'm unfamilier with - ff.core and wsinfo. I
was appalled to find that BOTH of these segmentation faulted when I ran them.
Should we consider this normal behaviour for setuid and setgid programs!? I
think not...

Neither of them have manual pages that I can find. Shouldn't we be at least
told what the setuid and setgid programs on our systems are for?

I haven't seen any _obvious_ ways that these could be dangerous for security,
but I'm naturally suspicious of any setuid/setgid program that crashes. Has
anyone got any further info on these programs?