RE: [off-topic?] Chrooting ssh/telnet users?
There is a chroot patch for the potato openssh-1.2.3 source in /contrib
however it appears to be broken.
I have created a modified diff for the Debian package source which will
apply the patch correctly and build an ssh_1.2.3chroot1-9.3 package.
Email me if you would like the diff.
As has been well covered in this thread you will need to create a chroot
jail which has all the executables your chroot user requires as well as the
libraries the executables rely on. There are many ways to acheive this.
For a very small chrooted environment (i.e. bash, cp, scp, ls, mv etc.) I
generally create this manually by copying the executables into the new
structure then running ldd on them to identify the libraries.
For a larger chroot environment you may want to look at dbootstrap.
You will have to manually maintain your chroot (upgrading
executables/security updates) unless you install APT into the chroot. I
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, 27 October 2001 02:15
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [off-topic?] Chrooting ssh/telnet users?
> I have been asked for this and I was trying to figure out how to do it
> (would document it later on in the Securing-Debian-Manual). So please,
> excuse me if you feel this is off-topic.
> The problem is, how can an admin restrict remote access from
> a given user
> (through telnet and/or sshd) in order to limit his "moves" inside the
> operating system.
> Chrooting the daemon is a possibility, but it's not tailored
> in a per-user
> basis but globally to all users (besides you need all the
> tools that users
> might want to use in the jail). I'm looking more into a
> jailed enviroment
> like proftpd's when you sed "DefaultRoot ~" (jails the user
> into his home
> directory but he's able to use all commands, without having
> to setup all
> the libraries in it).
> AFAIK, pam only allows to limit some user accesses (cores, memory
> limits..) not users "movement" in the OS
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