Rlogin -froot command could allow remote root access
|rlogin-froot (104)||High Risk|
A vulnerability in the rlogin daemon of some AIX and Linux systems could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized root access to the system. A remote attacker can specify the -froot option to rlogin to cause the server daemon to immediately drop the user into a root shell. This allows the attacker to log in as root without being prompted for a password.
For IBM AIX 3:
Apply APAR IX44254 patch, as listed in CERT Advisory CA-1994-09. See References.
As a workaround, disable rlogin in the /etc/inetd.conf file and restart the inetd process.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat, 30 Jul 1994 07:52:22 -0400: Re: -froot??? (AIX rlogin bug).
- CERT Advisory CA-1994-09: /bin/login Vulnerability.
- BID-458: AIX login(1) Vulnerability
- CVE-1999-0113: Some implementations of rlogin allow root access if given a -froot parameter.
- OSVDB ID: 1007: Multiple Unix Vendor rlogin -froot Remote Authentication Bypass
- Compaq Tru64
- Data General DG/UX
- HP HP-UX
- IBM AIX
- Linux Kernel
- SCO SCO Unix
- SGI IRIX
- Sun Solaris
- Wind River BSDOS
May 01, 1994
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