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TUCoPS :: Unix :: Various Flavours :: aix_snap.txt

What is the snap utility for AIX?




Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 10:17:08 -0500
From: Larry W. Cashdollar <lwcashd@TROUT.BIW.COM>
To: BUGTRAQ@netspace.org
Subject: snap utility for AIX.

My friend actually brought this to my attention, the snap command is a diagnostic utlitiy for gathering
system information on AIX platforms.
It can only be executed by root, but it copies various system files into
/tmp/ibmsupt/
under /tmp/ibmsupt/general/ you will find the passwd file with cyphertext. The
danger here is if a system administrator executes snap -a as sometimes requested
by IBM support  while diagnosing a problem it defeats password shadowing.  I
would think that snap would create the directory 700 root:root.


-- Larry




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