[sudo-users] sudo and groups

Timo Wendt twendt at online.de
Thu Apr 20 15:47:58 EDT 2006

User timo does have execute persmissions, its his own file and  
permissions are 740. dir2 is also hos own and therefore no problem.  
Due to his primary group shadow dir1 is also no problem. And all this  
works as designed without sudo if timo executes the command. Here is  
my sudoers entry:

timo1 ALL= (ALL) NOPASSWD: /tmp/dir1/dir2/cmd

It actually works fine if he tries to execute this as root by  
running: sudo /tmp/dir1/dir2/cmd

Am 20.04.2006 um 21:38 schrieb Galen Johnson:

> I doubt this is a sudo problem...this is a unix permission  
> problem.  Chmod dir2 to 750 and the command to 750...in order to  
> traverse a directory, you have to have execute privs on it.  I'm  
> surprised it works at all.  Of course, it would help to see the  
> related sudoers entry for the user and command in question.
> =G=
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users- 
> bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of Timo Wendt
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:53 PM
> To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
> Subject: [sudo-users] sudo and groups
> Hi,
> I have the following setup:
> drwxr-x--- 3 root shadow 4096 20. Apr 19:31 dir1
> tmp/dir1:
> insgesamt 4
> drwxr----- 2 timo shadow 4096 20. Apr 19:32 dir2
> tmp/dir1/dir2:
> insgesamt 4
> -rwxr----- 1 timo shadow 13 20. Apr 19:32 cmd
> Now I allowed a user timo1 to run cmd as user timo. User timo has
> group shadow as his primary group. It doesn't work. It is possble
> though to run the command when logging in as user timo. Somehow sudo
> doesn't recognize that user timo has shadow as its primary group and
> therefore the problem is dir1. As soon as I set 755 on it, it works.
> Is this supposed to be like that or is there any option to use?
> Timo
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