Apache as non root with sudo

donald.ritchey at exeloncorp.com donald.ritchey at exeloncorp.com
Tue Jan 6 10:30:13 EST 2004


This looks like an error in the shared library linkage with apachectl.  Your
apachectl is compiled with linkage to shared libraries that are not part of
the standard shared library loading environment (probably depending on a
LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to find the library in question).  As a security
measure to prevent spoofing sensitive set-UID executables, LD_LIBRARY_PATH
is cleared for setUID executables when the real user ID is not root.


1.  Move the needed library into a library that is in the standard library
search path (in Tru64 UNIX, the loader(5) man page tells you what those
directories are, for your OS, you may have to do some research to find out
where these are) or extend the standard library search path to include the
needed directory.

2.  You may compile in the location of the directory containing the missing
shared library into the apachectl executable.  Again, this is dependent on
the OS and compilers for your environment.  Check your man pages for cc(1)
and ld(1) for the proper options.

Best wishes,

Donald L. (Don) Ritchey
E-mail:  Donald.Ritchey at exeloncorp.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jamie Bowden [mailto:jamiebowden at hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 9:10 AM
To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Apache as non root with sudo


I have installed sudo and am wondering why I cannot get non root users to 
start apache when that user issues the command "sudo apachectl start"

This user has been given 100% root access via sudo command.   They can run 
any command root can.

The error message I get is:
ld.so.1: /opt/ebill/app/bin/httpd: fatal: libmm.so.11: open failed: No such 
file or directory
/opt/ebill/app/bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started

Does sudo not give the user the same paths as root?  Root does not get this 
message - isn't Sudo supposed to make that user "behave" like root?

Any suggestions on what else I could verify?


Jamie Bowden

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