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Bugtraq archives for 3rd quarter (Jul-Sep) 1998: Re: solaris 2.x rdist exploit / too many humbles :p

Re: solaris 2.x rdist exploit / too many humbles :p

Darren J Moffat - SunService ETZ-N OS Product Support Group (darren.moffatUK.Sun.COM)
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 18:40:15 +0100

> A word of caution about this patch.  On 2.5.1 and 2.6 machines, the
> patch can cause rdist to hang when rdisting out to an existing
> directory.  It's not real consistent across machines, but once it
> happens on a machine, it will happen everytime an rdist to an existing
> directory is performed (the client machine hangs the rdist).  Remove the
> patch on the client, and it works again like a champ.

This is a known bug (4119069) with patch 105667-01and is currently being
addressed.  The fix has already been developed and is currently being
tested by some contract customers [if you have a contract and this
problem is causing you pain then please do NOT remove the rdist patch
but instead log a service call and request the current binary fix
until the offical patch is released].

Darren J Moffat