Patch-ID# 111597-03

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Keywords: security rpc.yppasswdd buffer overflow default shell
Synopsis: SunOS 5.8_x86: /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/rpc.yppasswdd patch
Date: Feb/28/2003

Install Requirements: Reboot after installing this patch to activate the changes delivered. An alternative may be specified in the Special Install Instructions.

Solaris Release: 8_x86

SunOS Release: 5.8_x86

Unbundled Product:

Unbundled Release:

Xref: This patch available for SPARC as patch 111596

Topic: SunOS 5.8_x86: /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/rpc.yppasswdd patch

Relevant Architectures: i386

Bugs fixed with this patch:

Sun CR # Bug #

Changes incorporated in this version: 4283355

Patches accumulated and obsoleted by this patch:

Patches which conflict with this patch:

Patches required with this patch: 111660-02 (or greater)

Obsoleted by:

Files included with this patch:


Problem Description:

4283355 rpc.yppasswdd temporarily removes passwd source file resulting in exit
(from 111597-02)
4392250 "passwd -r nis -e user" causes rpc.yppasswdd down.
4466065 regression error introduced during the putback
(from 111597-01)
4456994 rpc.yppasswdd contains a buffer overflow

Patch Installation Instructions:
For Solaris 2.0-2.6 releases, refer to the file and/or
the README within the patch for instructions on using the generic
'installpatch' and 'backoutpatch' scripts provided with each patch.
For Solaris 7-9 releases, refer to the man pages for instructions
on using 'patchadd' and 'patchrm' scripts provided with Solaris.
Any other special or non-generic installation instructions should be
described below as special instructions.  The following example
installs a patch to a standalone machine:
       example# patchadd /var/spool/patch/104945-02
The following example removes a patch from a standalone system:
       example# patchrm 104945-02
For additional examples please see the appropriate man pages.

Special Install Instructions:

NOTE: The list of 'patches required with this patch' (above) has been
modified from the list specified at patch creation time. The reason for
the modification is that one or more of the required patches was
either never released or withdrawn after its release. The following
substitutions (which are guaranteed to satisfy the original requirements)
were therefore made:

111660-02 replaces 111660-01

README -- Last modified date: Friday, November 9, 2012