SUMMARY: warning after installing lpd security patch (CERT)

From: Dan Butzer (
Date: Fri Aug 14 1992 - 00:57:13 CDT

This morning I posted the following:

>After running COPS on my 4.1.1 systems I found that my systems were
>susceptable to attack via a bug in lpd. After installing patch 100305-07,
>the hols seems closed, but an annoying thing now happens. It seems that
>when Sun compiled the 4.1.1 version, they used version 7, while the
>system contains version 6, and every time my users use lpr, they see:
>>>> warning: /usr/lib/ has older revision than expected 7

Among the answers I received were ones admonishing me to upgrade to 4.1.2,
but the one that did the trick came was

>From: (Sandi Donno)
>Have you tried renaming /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/
>(you would also need to rename the file to
>simultaneously and run ranlib on one of them - can't remember if it is
>the .so or .sa file that must be ranlib'ed, but it won't hurt running
>ranlib on both).

This worked, and ranlib needed to be run on only.

Thanks Sun Managers!



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