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SmackDaddy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:10 am Reply with quote

I have only seen this posted on PortedMods.com:
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Raven
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:40 am Reply with quote

It's from Security-Focus 5/30. I had seen it there when it got posted as I check there most every day. In order for this to happen, the attacker has to have the ability to create a symlink in the nuke directory. The way I looked at that is this. If the person is able to create a symlink, you have much bigger problems than Nuke. I am not discounting this advisory, so don't misunderstand me. It needs to be plugged. There is also a "patch" to config.php that is posted there but I haven't tested it. WE will and someone will get back to this post. Thanks.
 
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SmackDaddy
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:48 am Reply with quote

Thanks Raven.....I didn't understand the symlink issue.....was just making sure I wasn't patching when I didn't need to as I seem to try and keep on top of security, but I think it's making people a bit trigger happy at every security alert and I just want to be safe.....again, thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:57 am Reply with quote

In *nix environments you can have symlinks (a SYMbolicLINK, i.e. a pointer) to other folders. For example, Most hosts have a folder called public_html. You will also usually see a symbolic link "www" that points to public_html. So, you can reference that folder with either link.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:41 am Reply with quote

Ahhhhh...okay. Thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:55 am Reply with quote

The config.php suggestion seems valid, it needs to be tested though
 
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Tank863
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:39 am Reply with quote

I tried the config suggestion.. and the proff of concept blew right thru it....

hmmmmm....
 
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