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Re: root-owned ~/.cfengine on HP-UX?


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: root-owned ~/.cfengine on HP-UX?
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 19:50:38 +0100 (MET)


On  9 Jan, Thomas Glanzmann wrote:
>> the directory ~/.cfengine gets created, but instead of being owned by the
>> user running the script, it's owned by root, even though the cfagent
>> binary is actually owned by bin:bin.  I've also chowned db and openssl to
>> bin:bin.  Nothing in this chain is owned by root, nothing is setuid to
>> anything, much less to root.
>> 
>> I'm incredibly confused.  It's not breaking any security rules -- you can
>> normally chown directories to other users, even root -- but it only does
>> so on HP-UX, not Solaris.
> 
> Not that confusing. Use grep. Have a look at the Sources ...
> 
> in src/init.c line 86. I think it is a bug. But ask Mark.

Yes, it should say,

chown(VLOCKDIR,getuid(),getgid());


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