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Bug 2451 - pwdb_chkpwd should not be setuid root
Summary: pwdb_chkpwd should not be setuid root
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-30 22:32 UTC by monnier+lists/redhat/bugs
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 15:57:15 UTC

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Description monnier+lists/redhat/bugs 1999-04-30 22:32:46 UTC
pwdb_chkpwd doesn't need to be setuid root as far as I can
see.  setgid `shadow' should be sufficient, just like
utempter is only setgid `utmp'.

Comment 1 Chris Evans 1999-05-08 12:46:59 UTC
Good point, I agree completely :-)

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-30 15:57:59 UTC
Not all sites implement setgid shadow scheme.

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