Bug 4104 - User Account Privileges Bug
User Account Privileges Bug
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-18 13:00 EDT by Brian Z
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 17:30:48 EDT
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Description Brian Z 1999-07-18 13:00:52 EDT
When creating/modifying a user in linuxconf and specifying
the privilege to use linuxconf, the user will get a
Permision Denied error when typing linuxconf in the shell.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-07-20 13:55:59 EDT
Verified in test lab.  Created new user and gave them permission to
use linuxconf.  When logged in as user, get permission denied message
when executing linuxconf command.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 17:30:59 EDT
This is by design.  To turn on this feature, make linuxconf setuid
root and executable by users that you want to be able to run it.
We do not ship linuxconf setuid root because we do not trust it
setuid root from a security standpoint.  This is an optional feature
and making linuxconf setuid root is the only way to enable it, by
design.

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