Bug 15454 - incorrect setuid management
incorrect setuid management
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-08-04 22:31 EDT by mal
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-04 22:31:51 EDT
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Description mal 2000-08-04 22:31:49 EDT
linuxconf is trying to do some permission management
on files which do not belong to the  packages the module 
was designed for.
Example: 
if sendmail is removed and another mail transport agent is installed 
linuxconf is still trying to set setuid bit on execution 
for /usr/lib/sendmail , even this file 
now suppose NOT TO HAVE setuid on execution bit. set.

Linuxconf should be modified in such way that
if sendmail package is not install  - do not manage 
any permissions on sendmail files at al.

Same thing with the other sendmail modules.
If linuxconf module suppose to manage 
package A then do not touch any files 
if package A is not installed, even if some of files
have the same names as ones from package A.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-30 14:24:25 EDT
Fixed in linuxconf-1.19r2-4.  Linuxconf will no longer attempt to set
permissions on /usr/sbin/sendmail, but I believe that the MTA should not be
providing a binary with this name.
Comment 2 mal 2000-08-30 15:52:16 EDT
Every MTA (EXIM,QMAIL,SMAIL) provides a binary file
/usr/sbin/sendmail
for compatibility with sendmail.

If they do not do this many programs
(such as mailx, pine. etc)
will stop working because they have the have
/usr/sbin/sendmail
hardcoded as mail transport agent.

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