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SubjectRe: suid bit behaviour modification in 2.6.0-test5
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In article <200309220425.21862.lkml@ordinal.freeserve.co.uk>,
Ian Hastie <lkml@ordinal.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
| On Sunday 21 Sep 2003 01:45, Jean-pierre Cartal wrote:
| > Hello,
| >
| > I'm running a standard RH 9 installation upgraded to kernel 2.6.0-test5
| > with rpms from http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.5/RPMS.kernel/.
| >
| > I noticed that contrary to what was happening with 2.4.x kernel, suid
| > root files don't loose their suid bit when they get overwritten by a
| > normal user (see example below)
| >
| > Is this the intended behaviour or a bug ?
|
| I got the same results. However it seems the bug is something to do with a
| directory listing cache somewhere. If you sync after copying over the file
| the suid bit is shown as having been cleared.

Well, if ls gets that bit as still set, what would happen if someone
actually ran the program before the sync was done? COuld the file be
modified and then run? Is there a window? Still smells bugish.
|
| $ touch suid_test
|
| # chown root suid_test
| # chmod 4775 suid_test
|
| $ ls -l
| total 0
| -rwsrwxr-x 1 root ianh 0 Sep 22 04:21 suid_test
| $ cp /bin/ls suid_test
| $ ls -l
| total 68
| -rwsrwxr-x 1 root ianh 69228 Sep 22 04:22 suid_test
| $ sync
| $ ls -l
| total 68
| -rwxrwxr-x 1 root ianh 69228 Sep 22 04:22 suid_test
|
| --
| Ian.
|
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