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Re: root in FC 10





--- On Sat, 12/6/08, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:

> From: Craig White <craigwhite azapple com>
> Subject: Re: root in FC 10
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 4:11 PM
> On Sat, 2008-12-06 at 01:42 -0500, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Sat, 06 Dec 2008 16:10:36 +1030
> > Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> > 
> > > Compared to logging in graphically as root leaves
> you
> > > much more open to security flaws in the graphical
> systems doing much
> > > more than you were doing.
> > 
> > Ah yes, here it is again - GUIS are horribly flawed
> and
> > ridden through with security bugs.
> > 
> > If that is really the case, then no one should be
> logging into
> > any GUI at all for any reason since you'll be
> exposing your
> > own data to all those security kooties waiting to leap
> out
> > of the GUIs on them.
> ----
> I think you are spinning this with your own conceptions.
> 
> I seem to recall someone saying that no one has audited all
> of the GUI
> applications for security issues and given that code will
> execute at the
> privilege level of the operator, why give unaudited
> programs root
> privileges to operate?
> 
> Craig
> 
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I'm out of time for this but here is what was successfully put into place years before puberty was reached:

Lesson # 1

 How does one set the sticky bit and set UID bits with chmod?

           octal digit>      1            2           3           4 
     octal value 

            4             set UID         r           r           r 

            2             set GID         w           w           w 

            1             sticky bit      x           x           x 



r   read 
w   write 
x   execute 
s   set UID or set GID 
t   set sticky bit 

chmod u+st  filename 
chmod -R does down the tree 


EEWWW! I hope I don't make a mistake...MOMMY!


      


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