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FreeBSD ypserv Inoperative Access Controls Security Issue

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Release Date:  2006-06-01    Views:  10,396

Secunia Advisory SA20389

Where:

From local network

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in FreeBSD, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The problem is caused due to an error in ypserv as the "securenets" mechanism for restricting access to NIS maps is disabled.


Solution:
Update FreeBSD or apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Hokan.

Original Advisory:
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:15.ypserv.asc

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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