Bug 12427 - portmap runs as user "bin"
Summary: portmap runs as user "bin"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: portmap   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2000-06-18 18:49 UTC by Matthew Kirkwood
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-03 14:20:47 UTC
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Description Matthew Kirkwood 2000-06-18 18:49:23 UTC
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 04:49:57 UTC
Confirmed as still valid in beta3

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-07-18 18:47:08 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2000-07-21 18:05:47 UTC
This defect has been re-classified as MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release

Comment 4 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-02 03:13:38 UTC
Still valid in beta5

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