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Vulnerability in DECODE alias




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                THE COMPUTER INCIDENT ADVISORY CAPABILITY



                                CIAC



                        INFORMATION BULLETIN

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                Vulnerability in DECODE alias





January 19, 1990, 1600 PST                                      Number A-13



CIAC has learned of a UNIX vulnerability in the DECODE alias.  There

is a strong possibility that this vulnerability is currently being

exploited.  One workaround is to disable the DECODE alias by

commenting out the line beginning with DECODE in either /etc/aliases

or /usr/lib/aliases.  If you do not wish to disable the DECODE alias,

you can redirect DECODE to postmaster.



If you have questions, please contact CIAC.

 

        Tom Longstaff

        (415) 423-4416 or (FTS) 543-4416

        FAX: (FTS) 543-0913 or (415) 294-5054  



CIAC's business hours phone number is (415) 422-8193 or (FTS) 532-8193.  



CIAC's 24-hour emergency hot-line number is (415) 971-9384



or send e-mail to:  ciac@tiger.llnl.gov

 

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