NIS YP contains a flaw in the ypbind daemon. The issue is due to the program generating an easily predictable domainname. With just the domainname, a remote attacker can potentially bypass authentication gaining access to system resources. In addition, arbitrary services may disclose a domainname making it easier for an attacker to gain this information.
SunOS contains a flaw that leads to unauthorized privileges being gained. The issue is due to an error in the NIS YP ypbind daemon that may allow a local attacker to hijack an arbitrary process, which will allow the attacker to gain escalated privileges.
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