sudo and links
sfreed at ilm.com
Tue Sep 19 21:08:23 EDT 2000
I'm trying to figure out how sudo handles links.
% ls -log /usr/bin/chown
lrwxr-xr-x 1 16 Dec 23 1999 /usr/bin/chown -> /sbin/chown
% ls -log /sbin/chown
-rwxr-xr-x 1 14104 Oct 1 1999 /sbin/chown*
If a user has permission to execute /usr/bin/chown as root in sudo, will
it work? Even if they don't have permission for /sbin/chown?
If they have permission for /sbin/chown but not /usr/bin/chown what
then? Does it follow the link and let them?
I can see arguements for having it both ways. Which way does it really
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