Unix Tip #4529- August 5, 2015


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VULNERABILITIES IN UNIX



Information provided by the Sans Institute:
http://www.sans.org


The ten most commonly exploited UNIX vulnerabilities?

Poor system administration practices

Reusable/poor passwords

Flawed SUID programs (e.g., rdist, binmail)

HTTP servers and CGI application vulnerabilities

Default "+" entries in the /etc/hosts.equiv file

NFS/NIS vulverabilities sendmail program bugs

Buffer overruns (e.g., gets(), syslog())

SUID shell scripts


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