[sudo-users] tar fails on gzip or bzip compression

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Apr 25 08:57:47 EDT 2012

On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:23:23 CDT, Joe Friedeggs wrote:

> I am having issues with 'tar' command when compression (gzip or bzip2) is use
> d.  The users have sudo access to:
> /bin/tar *
> but this fails when the gzip (or bzip) options is selected.  For example:
>  > sudo /bin/tar ztvf testthis.tar.gz
> /bin/tar: gzip: Cannot exec: Permission denied

Do you have NOEXEC enabled for that command?  If so, that would
explain the problem since tar would be unable to execute gzip or

 - todd

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