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

Martin Schröder ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Thu Sep 30 10:43:02 EDT 2004

On 2004-09-30 16:15:33 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> 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!

Yes. :-{
This can be controlled a bit by setting options in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

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