Bug 12427 - portmap runs as user "bin"
portmap runs as user "bin"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: portmap (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-06-18 14:49 EDT by Matthew Kirkwood
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-03 10:20:47 EDT
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Description Matthew Kirkwood 2000-06-18 14:49:23 EDT
In theory this should be fine.  In practice though, a lot of third party
software (and an embarrasing number of official RPMs - cf. #12423, #12424,
#12426) installs binaries owned by "bin".

If a dedicated uid is deemed excessive, perhaps a generic "rpc" account,
which could be used by other things like rpc.statd.
Comment 1 Henri Schlereth 2000-07-14 00:49:57 EDT
Confirmed as still valid in beta3
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-07-18 14:47:08 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2000-07-21 14:05:47 EDT
This defect has been re-classified as MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Comment 4 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-01 23:13:38 EDT
Still valid in beta5

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