Bug 2451 - pwdb_chkpwd should not be setuid root
pwdb_chkpwd should not be setuid root
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-30 18:32 EDT by monnier+lists/redhat/bugs
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 11:57:15 EDT
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Description monnier+lists/redhat/bugs 1999-04-30 18:32:46 EDT
pwdb_chkpwd doesn't need to be setuid root as far as I can
see.  setgid `shadow' should be sufficient, just like
utempter is only setgid `utmp'.
Comment 1 Chris Evans 1999-05-08 08:46:59 EDT
Good point, I agree completely :-)
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-30 11:57:59 EDT
Not all sites implement setgid shadow scheme.

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