Bug 4995 - bash shell scripts do not appear to run suid
bash shell scripts do not appear to run suid
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-08 14:58 EDT by dmartin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-09 10:20:52 EDT
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Description dmartin 1999-09-08 14:58:58 EDT
Have need to allow setuid scripts.  They do not appear to be
working with RH 6.0 despite the file having the permissions
and ownership:

-rwsr-xr-x   1 root     root

and the first line is

#!/bin/sh

(also tried /bin/bash.. no difference)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-09 10:20:59 EDT
Setuid scripts will not work on linux. It's a security hole.

You could always write a short setuid wrapper program in C....

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