Bug 117858 - setuid/setgid binaries arent stripped by brp-strip etc
Summary: setuid/setgid binaries arent stripped by brp-strip etc
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Panu Matilainen
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Reported: 2004-03-09 12:32 UTC by Lance Davis
Modified: 2015-01-06 22:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:29:23 UTC
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changes sed regex in brpstrip etc to ignore stuff before ELF (2.42 KB, patch)
2004-03-09 12:35 UTC, Lance Davis
no flags Details | Diff
Another regexp approach (731 bytes, patch)
2005-08-07 21:21 UTC, Ville Skyttä
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1176277 None CLOSED Review Request: Shinobi - Meta build system for Ninja 2019-03-19 23:16 UTC

Internal Trackers: 1176277

Description Lance Davis 2004-03-09 12:32:09 UTC
Description of problem:

setuid/setgid binaries arent stripped by brp-strip etc 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild --rebuild an rom with setuid/setgid binary
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Fix appears to have been already applied to find-debuginfo.sh but not

Comment 1 Lance Davis 2004-03-09 12:35:02 UTC
Created attachment 98397 [details]
changes sed regex in brpstrip etc to ignore stuff before ELF

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Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-03-03 13:53:19 UTC
Consider for U6

Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2005-08-07 21:21:26 UTC
Created attachment 117532 [details]
Another regexp approach

I noticed this today, too, and created a patch for it before noticing this bug.
 Here's my version of it for reference, it uses a slightly stricter regexp
which can be seen as a good or bad thing...

Comment 5 Ville Skyttä 2005-08-07 21:23:27 UTC
Oh, and BTW, I noticed this on FC4. 

Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2005-08-11 15:49:15 UTC
One more thing, just so it's not forgotten if this is applied sometime: 
Stripping setuid/setgid binaries appears to lose the setuid/setgid bits, which 
could silently break existing packages.  That should be taken care of in the 

Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2006-08-05 10:57:33 UTC
This has been fixed for quite a while in upstream rpm.

Ville: Using %attr in spec files is a far more reliable approach to packaging executables
with setuid/setgid bits than working around quirky tool side-effects.


Comment 8 Ville Skyttä 2006-08-05 11:15:43 UTC

Comment 9 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:29:23 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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