• Subject: Re: Restricting User Access
  • From: LAN400GEEK@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:22:59 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-11-18 06:46:50 EST, you write:

 At 04:51 PM 11/17/97 PST, you wrote:
 >What security level (QSECURITY) is your system at Chris?  Have you   
 >considered duplicating the QUSER profile.  That profile should have very   
 >little security assigned to it.  Aside from that, creating a user profile
 >with Limit Capabilities of *YES will restrict anyone who signs on with   
 >your newly created user profile from running commands or changing the   
 >user profile if your system is at Security level 30 or above.
>> Sadly even QUSER has too much authority on a default AS/400.  Through both
>> your shop's (really most shop's, I'm not picking on you) and OS/400's
>> liberal use of *PUBLIC access, QUSER is authorized to a number of things
>> that you wouldn't want the real *PUBLIC (remember in the internet world
>> *PUBLIC can now literally be the whole freaking world!) to have access to.
>> Also, sadly, LMTCPB does not prevent command execution from networked
>> LMTCPB only works with QCMD.  Any networked system running Client
>> DDM, or FTP can slip right under the RMTCMD gate without being blocked, or
>> even logged.  What's amazing is that this means every /400 with PC's
>> attached has had this vulernability since the early days of PC support.
>> just took the 'user friendlyness' of W95 to make it so hard to ignore.
>> (Hmmm... that may have been a thinly vailed plug for our product, guess I
>> should declare myself a vendor.  :)
>> HTH,
>> jte
Just wanted to mention that you can write an exit program to monitor what
access requests are coming into the AS/400 (and specify that PGM/LIB in your
AS/400 network attributes) and block any RMTCMD, DDM or ODBC or any other
kind of requests.  Please note: I have not tested this type of pgm to block
FTP, but I believe it can be done.  


Reid Collier
Operations Manager
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