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Bug 4995 - bash shell scripts do not appear to run suid
Summary: bash shell scripts do not appear to run suid
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-08 18:58 UTC by dmartin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-09 14:20:52 UTC

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Description dmartin 1999-09-08 18:58:58 UTC
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


(also tried /bin/bash.. no difference)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-09 14:20:59 UTC
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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