Bug 9540 - identd runs as root, not 'nobody'
identd runs as root, not 'nobody'
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 9206
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base (Show other bugs)
6.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/syste...
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Reported: 2000-02-17 20:13 EST by wingc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-21 11:02:15 EST
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Description wingc 2000-02-17 20:13:55 EST
The file /etc/inetd.conf erroneously runs the identd daemon as root. This
is unnecessary and should be changed to 'nobody':

auth	stream	tcp	wait	nobody	/usr/sbin/in.identd in.identd -e -o


Thanks,

Chris Wing
wingc@engin.umich.edu
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-02-18 06:18:59 EST
Verified. Identd is now supposed to start off
/etc/rc.d/init.d/identd . This looks like a bug in the code. The
initial thread drops to nobody the others do not.
(Checked by attaching with gdb and doing call geteuid())
Comment 2 wingc 2000-02-18 13:50:59 EST
Alan,

See bug #9539 for RH 6.2 beta and bug #9206 for RH 6.1.

I've already fixed this:

http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/systems/Linux/code/patches/pidentd-3.0.10-security.patch


Thanks,

Chris Wing
wingc@engin.umich.edu
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-21 11:02:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9206 ***

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