LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
WeNdeL
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: At my desk...
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 30
Can't su (permissions issue)


Ok, the problem is that I can't su to root from a non-root userid nor can I login via ssh and most likely any other network service. I can however login as root from the machine's terminal.

This is in fact, a result of something I did. I accidently executed:

# chown -R apache.apache /*

instead of

# chown -R apache.apache ./*

whiles in the /var/www/html/something/ directory. I was installing some php CMS and was changing the perms (obviously).

I caught this about 20-30 seconds into the command execution and stopped it. I then executed:

# find / -uid 48 -gid 48 > /tmp/list

# for each in $(cat /tmp/list.tmp); do chown root.root $each; done

48 being apache's uid/gid. Now as I can only imagine, I have blown away ownership for something rather important.

The only clue I have as to what could be causing my problem is that maybe the sticky bit isn't set on /bin/su? Granted, this is a Fedors Core 3 box so I'm thinking that the sticky bit isn't used for this anymore. I don't really know. Might be more of a PAM issue?

Regardless, any help you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
Valhalla
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Atlanta
Distribution: Gentoo 2005.1, Ubuntu 5.10
Posts: 267

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm not sure if this is chown -R everything back to root:root, and then repair other permissions like /home as necessary. I had a friend who did this, and he couldn't find everything and simply reinstalled.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 09:28 AM   #3
WeNdeL
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: At my desk...
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 344

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
that is a worry of mine...
 
Old 12-05-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
WeNdeL
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: At my desk...
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 344

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I reinstalled the following rpms to resolve this:

A.

pam-0.77-65.i386.rpm
pam_ccreds-1-3.i386.rpm
pam-devel-0.77-65.i386.rpm
pam_krb5-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm
pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-2.i386.rpm
pam_smb-1.1.7-5.i386.rpm
passwd-0.68-10.i386.rpm

B.

coreutils-5.2.1-31.i386.rpm
cracklib-2.7-28.i386.rpm
shadow-utils-4.0.3-37.i386.rpm

Granted, the problem didn't go away until I reinstalled the rpms from group B so the ones listed in A were most likely not needed.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Permissions issue? thoffland Debian 8 07-06-2005 02:17 PM
permissions issue with X gvaught Debian 3 01-02-2005 12:07 PM
Issue with user permissions bearalpha Slackware 1 10-31-2004 03:09 AM
Group Permissions issue EnigmaX Linux - General 9 06-13-2004 12:44 AM
Folder Permissions Issue Aman9090 Slackware 2 10-17-2003 11:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration