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1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers
Just learning about the privilege escalation method provided by setuid. Correct me if I am wrong but what it does is change the uid of the current process to whatever uid I set. Right ?
So what stops me from writing my own C program and calling setuid(0) within it and gaining root privileges ?
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2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I had a question in my test which asked where suppose user B has a program with 's' bit set. Can user A run this program and gain root privileges in any way?
I suppose not as the suid program run with privileges of owner and this program will run with B's privileges and not root. (1 Reply)
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3. Shell Programming and Scripting
I need to list users in /etc/passwd with root's GID or UID or /root as home directory
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I have a strange problem on one my my AIX machines. We have created a user called testroot with the same UID as root (uid=0) by changing the uid of that user in the /etc/passwd file. I know that this is a security breach but this is a test system.
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Hi Unix Gurus .
I have requirement where in which - I would like create duplicate root equivalent account with all the privileges equal to root. Is it possible to create this duplicate account with different UID. ?
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I'm trying to add some lines in sudo by useing this command visudo
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Discussion started by: ITHelper
We have a Solaris box. I noticed that whenever any non-root user logins into the box and issues the command id the output is (for example) uid=42568(sam) gid=1245(sam) euid=0(root) egid=2(bin). I have not given any privileges to anyone explicitly. When I issued ls -l in the /usr/bin directory I... (1 Reply)
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9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Its a shell script. rws by root, r_s by group named "other" and r_x by all others.
How can i set the uid from inside a setuid program. please let me know.
Also I dont have a c compiler on the system.
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10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I am trying to run chown and chmod from a script owned by root. The permissions are set to 4755 so that users can execute the script as root. However, when I run the script as a user other than root, I get "Operation not permitted" for both chown and chmod. Any ideas as to why this is? (6 Replies)
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