[Full-Disclosure] Re: Information Disclosure with Invision Board installation (fwd)

From: Schmehl, Paul L (pauls@utdallas.edu)
Date: 09/26/02

From: pauls@utdallas.edu (Schmehl, Paul L)
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 17:27:11 -0500

Ummm....isn't it (or at least shouldn't it be) standard practice to
remove these types of things entirely from internet exposed equipment?
Small test programs that are meant to ensure the installer that
everything is working as expected should never exist on production
servers anyway. (Where never exist means "removed" or "chmod 000",
etc.) Is it really the vendor's responsibility to remove them from the
distribution? After all, they are helpful when used properly. And any
admin worth their paycheck should know better than to leave such bits
lying around for the "bad guys" to use.

Paul Schmehl (pauls@utdallas.edu)
Department Coordinator
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ka [mailto:ka@khidr.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:55 AM
> To: Gossi The Dog; full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com;
> bugtraq@securityfocus.com
> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Information Disclosure with
> Invision Board installation (fwd)
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> Well, Gossi,
> I agree with your standpoint. Some "project leaders"
> easily turn into "project defenders" when one takes
> a closer look at their project. .o)