delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Oct 17 03:09:52 PDT 2001
On Thursday 18 October 2001 00:36, Fabio Fracassi wrote:
> It is possible, but from a security Viewpoint not very advisable.
> Another acount is another possible hole, and a hole with root privileges is
> a severe danger.
> BTW, what good should it do?
> If you need privileges for other users use groups/su or sudo.
Making sure to use your brain when configuring sudo. As I've mentioned a
while back, the configuration used at my workplace has a number of
For example the following commands can be run as root:
sh start.sh *
The former fails to account for the fact that once vi is running as root, you
can then open any other file on the system, or run a shell. The latter does
not specify a path for the script to be run, so that any script called
start.sh can be run.
There are several other variations on this theme.
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