[Full-Disclosure] Compaq mount patch broken

From: Paul Szabo (psz@maths.usyd.edu.au)
Date: 09/03/02


From: psz@maths.usyd.edu.au (Paul Szabo)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 13:18:49 +1000 (EST)

I have installed the latest HP/Compaq Tru64 patches

  T64V51B19-C0136901-15143-ES-20020817.tar

Beware of the /sbin/mount in patch OSFPATC0136901510 within: using
'mount -a' kills any local mountd with log message:

Sep 3 06:19:01 rome mountd[228]: aborting: received a User defined signal 1

Note that mountd is started in /sbin/rc3.d/S19nfs but then
/sbin/rc3.d/S20nfsmount uses '/sbin/mount -a -v -t nfs'.
You may want to back out of that patch for now...

(The above is for Tru64 V5.1, the only version I have around.)

I have reported this to Compaq (but expect no speedy resolution). I am
puzzled: why patch /sbin/mount or /usr/bin/csh if they are not setuid?

Cheers,

Paul Szabo - psz@maths.usyd.edu.au http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au:8000/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney 2006 Australia