On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 09:08:18PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote: > --On December 6, 2006 9:42:41 PM -0500 Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > >On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 07:52:50PM -0600, john Mish III wrote: > >>I get this error message when I try to su to anything, either from root > >>or to root, and I don't know why. > >>$ su > >>su: not running setuid > > > >Somehow your su application lost its setuid bit. Instead of blinding > >chmodding it you may want to be careful and replace it with a known > >good binary in case someone overwrote it somehow. > > > Or he's been hacked, and he needs to proceed very cautiously....
That's what I was alluding to, yes. Files don't randomly lose setuid bits unless *something* is going on, although there are mundane explanations also. Kris
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