Bug 13134 - /usr/sbin/mtr still suid-root
/usr/sbin/mtr still suid-root
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mtr (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-06-27 18:37 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-06 02:18:20 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 2000-06-27 18:37:16 EDT
For security reasons, the suid-bit was removed from
/usr/X11R6/bin/xmtr
This was because it's unacceptable to link privileged things to the X
libraries.
/usr/sbin/mtr remains suid-root. This is a mistake because IT TOO IS LINKED
TO THE X LIBRARIES!!! MTR AND XMTR ARE IN FACT THE SAME BINARIES. I checked
with diff :-)
[Note: it's also linked to libncurses, something we should also be wary of]
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2000-07-06 02:18:18 EDT
still true in beta3
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-06 17:34:50 EDT
Fixed in mtr-0.42-4. Also, the version in /usr/sbin is now no longer
linked against gtk.

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