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Re: rsh as root

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Robert Tompkins wrote:

> I am fairly sure you could just create a script that had the shutdown
> commands in it, then setuid the file (which is owned by root). Then you
> should be able to run the file as a normal user except it would get
> elevated to root privleges when ran. I don't have a beowulf in front of me
> right now so i can't test it but i do remeber doing something simlar
> before and having it work. For help with setuid and setguid check out the
> man page for chmod.

That shouldn't work.  Setuid scripts are a major security risk, and most
flavors of *nix will ignore the suid bit if it's on a script.

Damian Menscher
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