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Old 03-07-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
ravi.patil
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how to run root command having normal user permission


Hi,
I want to run some root commands.I am having normal user permission.I have tried with setuid bit?

i followed followig steps.

$ cp mkdir ~/test
$ chmod 4776 test
$ ls -l test
-rwsrwxrw- 1 u03125 b-03 20888 2006-03-07 17:49 test
$ ./test /usr/bin/ttfonts
./test: cannot create directory `/usr/local/bin/ttfots'ermission denied


can any body help me out how to do this?
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:49 AM   #2
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The SETUID bit means the command will run as the owner of program and not as the current user.
To this work, you need to change the owner of test from u03125 to root: "chown root test".

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Old 03-07-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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hi this is also saying
"failed to change ownership of `test' to root
chown: changing ownership of `test': Operation not permitted
"

what the cause of it?
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:34 AM   #4
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Only root can do that !
Otherwise, this will be a big security hole, isn't ?
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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You need to be root for "chown root test".
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:56 AM   #6
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OP wants to know how to run commands that need root access, but he does not have that...right?

Only option is sudo. If you do not have adequate privileges using sudo, then you need to find the administrator for the machine.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 03:06 PM   #7
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I'm trying to do the same thing. I'm trying to run a script as a normal user but I want to write a file to a location that only root can.

Code:
-rwsrwxrwx    1 root     root           37 May 21 10:44 writetest.sh

[twantrd@trdlinux twantrd]$ /tmp/writetest.sh
touch: creating `/etc/writetest': Permission denied
Here is the script 'writetest.sh'
Code:
#!/bin/bash

touch /etc/writetest

Any ideas?

-twantrd
 
Old 05-21-2006, 03:21 PM   #8
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Argh, nevermind. Went drinking last night. Anyhow, Linux doesn't read the suid bit on scripts.

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