[sudo-users] running a script in a specific directory as root
Battersby-Cornmell, Robin Alasdair
Robin.Battersby-Cornmell at uisl.unisys.com
Tue May 4 05:52:19 EDT 2010
There is a bigger problem here. If you write the rule with a wildcard finish, your users could issue:-
sudo sh /net/common/installation/../../../usr/bin/shutdown
Probably better to script up what they are allowed to do and call that script with sudo. You can be prescriptive with your rules so they can run the script only and you can then control what actually gets called.
From: larry prikockis [mailto:lprikockis at vecna.com]
Sent: 30 April 2010 04:18
To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: [sudo-users] running a script in a specific directory as root
I have a need for users to be able to run certain scripts located in subdirectories of /net/common (e.g.,
/net/common/installation/test/myScript.sh) as root using sudo.
by adding a line like:
bob ALL=/bin/sh /net/common/installation/*
Bob can log in, and execute 'sudo sh
/net/common/installation/test/myScript.sh' with no problem.
However, is there a way to all Bob to simply change to the /net/common/installation/test directory and then execute:
'sudo ./myScript.sh' without specifying the full path?
Obviously, I don't want to simply allow users to run e.g., "myScript.sh"
from any directory as root since then there would be no way to prevent someone from creating a script called "myScript.sh" that contained commands I *don't* want a user running as root.
The idea is that most users have only read access to
Any thoughts on how to make it less cumbersome for users (i.e., not requiring them to type the full path when they're already in the same directory as the script) while still retaining control over the location of the script being executed with root privs.?
thanks for any help...
Larry J. Prikockis
lprikockis at vecna.com
Vecna Technologies, Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Better Technology, Better World (TM)
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