Bug 8466 - suexec not set suid in apache-1.3.9-8
suexec not set suid in apache-1.3.9-8
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-01-14 08:58 EST by sgiesecke
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 14:16:28 EST
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Description sgiesecke 2000-01-14 08:58:07 EST
After upgrading to the recently provided rpm of apache-1.3.9-8 I noticed
that the suEXEC mechanism was no longer working (and apache no longer
mentioned suEXEC on startup).

The problem is that /usr/sbin/suexec ought to be set suid but wasn't. By
chmod 711 /usr/sbin/suexec
the problem was resolved.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 14:16:59 EST
the suid bit was removed from suexec to provide a safer default security set-up.

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