Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16738
suid minicom to uucp
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:16:03 EDT
from bugtraq, tested on RC1
> [lcamtuf@nimue lcamtuf]$ minicom -C foo
> minicom: there is no global configuration file /etc/minirc.dfl
> Ask your sysadm to create one (with minicom -s).
> [lcamtuf@nimue lcamtuf]$ ls -l foo
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 lcamtuf uucp 0 Aug 18 12:21 foo
> ^^ ^^^^
> Any file can be created anywhere with uucp privledges - it will follow
> symlinks. Not nice on systems running uucp services.
Yes. The 'anywhere' is misleading; it can only create files
in places group-writable by uucp.
*** Bug 16853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Should be fixed in minicom-1.83.1-4.