robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Oct 2 21:45:59 PDT 2008
On Friday October 3 2008 12:39:01 am Robert Connolly wrote:
> On Friday October 3 2008 12:12:15 am Robert Connolly wrote:
> > Another suid-root dropped:
> > chmod -s /bin/su
> > setcap CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH,CAP_SETUID,CAP_SETGID=ep /bin/su
> > robert
> /bin/su seems to want to reset the gid, and probably the uid, of
> /etc/shadow, according to Strace.
> Regardless of the comments in /usr/include/linux/capability.h, it looks
> like CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH allows writting to /etc/shadow.
> If I remove CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH, and make /etc/shadow group
> read/writable, /bin/su works. Each has pros and cons, and I don't know
> which is better.
> This might be a bug in CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH... somehow FOWNER was mixed in.
> Opinions, debug help?
Sorry, but to clarify, if /bin/su has CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH, the permissions
on /etc/shadow can remain read-only by root. Removing CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH
gives a setgid error... strace isn't clear, but i think the error is caused
by /ets/shadow's write permissions.
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