Security Console

Security Console

Post by cutter » Tue, 17 Sep 2002 01:01:29



Is there a console project going on that allows you to monitors  
bandwidth , packets ,  IDS  , firewall  ,  etc all from one console  ?
 
 
 

1. Changing console ownership to statd for security? (repost)

Hi all,

I'm tidying up a server I inherited the control of, and I noticed
this section of code in /etc/init.d/nfs.client:

        case "$1" in
        'start')
                if [ -x /usr/lib/nfs/statd -a -x /usr/lib/nfs/lockd ]
                then
        # Following line changed SCH 99/05/14 for statd security fix
        #               /usr/lib/nfs/statd > /dev/console 2>&1
                                        su statd -c /usr/lib/nfs/statd > /dev/console 2>&1
                        /usr/lib/nfs/lockd > /dev/console 2>&1
                fi

I see that it's running /usr/lib/nfs/statd as a locally created user, statd,
instead of root, but is that necessary on a recently patched machine?

The question is: is this a necessary fix (I've never seen it before)?

The machine is currently running Solaris 2.5.1 with a pretty recent patch set,
and will shortly be upgraded to Solaris 7.

TIA,

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