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RE: [suse-security] su doesn't work after yast2 security change
  • From: "Jeff Stewart" <jstewart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 15:45:26 -0400
  • Message-id: <NDBBKCOPILJJPIKIAGALAEKKCOAA.jstewart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Make sure that /bin/su has the suid bit set, ie 4750.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ferdinand Schmid [mailto:fschmid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 3:38 PM
To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [suse-security] su doesn't work after yast2 security change

I am noticing that the su command fails after using yast2 (curses based
version) to configure security. It appears that the file permissions ->
paranoid selection breaks su.

One problem that I easily found is that it changes the permissions for
/etc/login.defs to 600, which appears to prevent anybody but root to login.

But even after fixing those perms to 644 I can't use su anymore. I
can't even su to another regular user. /etc/pam.d/su doesn't appear to
be the problem.

Any hints?

Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
Celebrating 20 Years of Improving Building Energy Performance

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