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From: Alan Watson <alan@oldp.nmsu.edu>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: umask SECURITY HOLE with rc on Solaris
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 16:02:59 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9508252002.AA00384@oldp.nmsu.edu> (raw)

By default in Solaris, shells inherit a umask of 0; this is Really

The real fix is to change the system (edit /etc/default/login and set
the umask before before starting inetd -- credit to John Denune for the
latter fix) so that shells start with a umask of 022, but I still
suggest applying the following patch to rc to set umask to 022 iff
umask is initially 0.  I know this is undeniably hand-holding, but do
you really want to trust every overworked sysadmin trying to deal with
the pain of Solaris to catch this one?

Alan Watson

*** main.c.orig Fri Aug 25 10:24:34 1995
--- main.c      Fri Aug 25 10:22:09 1995
*** 14,19 ****
--- 14,20 ----
  extern void main(int argc, char *argv[], char *envp[]) {
        char *dashsee[2], *dollarzero, *null[1];
        int c;
+       int oldumask;
        dashsee[0] = dashsee[1] = NULL;
        dollarzero = argv[0];
*** 64,69 ****
--- 65,75 ----
                checkfd(1, rCreate);
                checkfd(2, rCreate);
+       oldumask = umask(0);
+       if (oldumask == 0)
+               umask(022);
+       else
+               umask(oldumask);

                 reply	other threads:[~1995-08-25 20:03 UTC|newest]

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