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Old 11-13-2007
Question setuid bit - error

hi i have written small script which will login 2 two different users with su but if we run from normal user it prompts for password so
i chnaged the owner of script to root and added setuid bit
chmod u+s <script_name>

but when i run the script i get following message

Warning: Ignoring setuid/setgid bit on "./" as the system tunable "secure_sid_scripts" is set.

# 2  
Old 11-13-2007
It is one of the tunable kernel parameters in HP-UX.

For further information:

man 5 secure_sid_scripts

# 3  
Old 11-14-2007
Would suggest not setting the suid bit for any shell scripts. If you really need to, use a C wrapper around the script.
# 4  
Old 11-14-2007
Originally Posted by blowtorch
Would suggest not setting the suid bit for any shell scripts. If you really need to, use a C wrapper around the script.
...and then statically link the application. Smilie
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