[sudo-users] Distributing the sudoers file using rsync as a non root user

martin f krafft madduck at madduck.net
Thu Sep 30 10:15:33 EDT 2004

also sprach Hugh_Pierce at freddiemac.com <Hugh_Pierce at freddiemac.com> [2004.09.29.2018 +0200]:
> Of course this won't help you get the sudoers file out there
> unless you already have the entry for rsync in there.

You are effectively giving the rsync user root rights to the local
and all remote machines. rsync can read /etc/shadow, and rsync can
copy binaries between machines (and locally) as root, preserving
permissions. yay, setuid shells!

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