Re: root is unable to change file permissions!
On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 20:04 +1200, Andreas Hatz wrote:
> Hello Debain Users,
> We have an interesting phenomenon occuring on one of our servers. We
> have noticed that two files in the /bin directory have had their
> executable permissions removed and we are unable to chmod the files as
> current file permissions:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35464 May 31 13:02 /bin/login
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54152 Aug 29 2001 /bin/netstat
> when trying to change permissions:
> ns:~# whoami
> ns:~# id
> uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
> ns:~# chmod 755 /bin/login
> chmod: changing permissions of `/bin/login': Operation not permitted
> We have tried doing the same thing from the rescue disc login prompt.
> same outcome.
> This seems to be a serious security issue. Root user seems to have
> lost control of some files. Other files can be changed using the above
> Any ideas?
1) do not panic
2) what are the permissions of /bin
3) keep calm it's only an operating system (*)
(*) prob just a UK joke...