RE: Question: Mandrake 8.1 /etc/issue* files

From: Rob (rwideman@austin.rr.com)
Date: 04/08/02


From: "Rob" <rwideman@austin.rr.com>
To: <security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:05:53 -0500


You have tried commenting out rc.local file correct?
Rob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: security-discuss-bounce@linuxsecurity.com
> [mailto:security-discuss-bounce@linuxsecurity.com]On Behalf Of Michael
> Andersson
> Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 5:03 AM
> To: security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com
> Subject: Re: Question: Mandrake 8.1 /etc/issue* files
>
>
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> Those files you talking about is created during boot by
> "/etc/rc.d/rc.local" file.
> If you want to have these files static you can either remark the
> lines where they are created,
> or as I preffere is to have them created as I wish. All I did was
> to change the content writing so it would
> fit my environment.
>
> And further on, this file(s) is only used when you accept a
> telnet session from NET or Serial interface.
> It includes all the welcome information text that you will get on
> a newly opened session.
> AFAIK /etc/issue is used when loggon is made from the console and
> /etc/issue.net is used when you comming
> in from a telnet session over the network. (Correct me if I am
> wrong.) But AFAIK these files is not an
> issue for any security flaws.
>
> /Michael
>
> On Mon, 08 Apr 2002 11:50:02 +1000
> "Paul Stepowski" <stepowski@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a question regarding the use of the /etc/issue* files in
> Mandrake
> > 8.1. I've only recently started looking into Mandrake (I'm a
> Redhat fan) and
> > I've been playing with various configs trying to make my box
> more secure.
> >
> > I want to comment out the contents of my /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net
> > files so that the OS/Version is not displayed to users who ssh
> to my box.
> > I've commented out the files, but when I reboot, the files are
> overwritten
> > back to their original state so that the login prompt still shows the
> > OS/Version info. What settings can I change to stop this?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help,
> > Paul
> >
> >
> >
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