Bug 53835 - v4l-conf should be suid root, is not
Summary: v4l-conf should be suid root, is not
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: xawtv
Version: 7.1
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-19 18:03 UTC by Robert M. Riches Jr.
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-09-22 08:50:24 UTC

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Description Robert M. Riches Jr. 2001-09-19 18:03:49 UTC
Description of Problem:
/usr/sbin/v4l-conf, provided by xawtv-3.34-1 on the
Powertools CD, should be suid root.  Attempting to
run xawtv without manually doing this produces an
error message from v4l-conf that it needs to be
suid root.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install xawtv-3.34-1 from the Powertools CD
2. xawtv

Actual Results:
error message from v4l-conf that it needs to be suid root

Expected Results:
xawtv should work

Additional Information:
After manually setting the suid bit, xawtv works great.

(Apologies for the probable wrong component name.  Xawtv is
in its own RPM, I couldn't find a component that appeared to
be correct, and bugzilla wouldn't accept a report without
some legal component selected.)

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-22 08:49:10 UTC
You need to reassign this to 'powertools' not Red Hat Linux, xawtv is
a component of powertools.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-09-22 09:49:33 UTC
It's fixed in xawtv-3.62-1. You will fint it in next rawhide release.

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