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Old 04-09-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
java8964
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simple security question about init script


Hi, I have a simple question about all the scripts located at
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d/

From my understand, all these scripts like Sxxxx will be run automaticaly when the machine is boot if the run level is in 5. But I found out that all scripts are in mode 777, which mean everyone in the system can modify them. If I am a regular user, I will modify this script to run something under root privilege.

Why it is like this? I am confused.


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Old 04-09-2003, 04:56 PM   #2
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I think you'll find that you can't edit them.

These files are only links to the scripts in
/etc/init.d/
 
Old 04-09-2003, 07:43 PM   #3
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yes, sym links will have 777 for the permissions.

additionally, if you look at the /etc/init.d/ scripts, they are sometimes executable by all, it really doesn't make a difference, because the process have to be run as root, so youre fine. just make sure they are not writable by others.
 
  


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