Mark wrote:

----- Original Message ----- From: "Elvedin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 5:06 AM
Subject: passwd

644 should be the proper permission on /etc/pwd.db. And is
/usr/bin/passwd still setuid root?

drwxr-xr-x  17 root  wheel  -    2048 Mar 21 21:57 etc
-rwxr--r--  1 root  wheel  - 40960 Mar 21 21:57 pwd.db
-rwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  - 32824 Oct 27 09:31 passwd

I didn't change passwd or anything related to it at all ...

Well, something changed alright. As I expected, your passwd no longer seems to be setuid root! Like so:

-r-sr-xr-x 1 root wheel 32504 Oct 9 2002 /usr/bin/passwd

If it is not setuid root, regular users can, obviously, no longer can change
their own passwords. Change it back:

chmod u+s /usr/bin/passwd

That will do it. It might be of interest, though, to figure out why this
change occured.

- Mark

That resolved it, thank you very much. I really have no clue why this came up since I haven't changed any permissions at all in /usr/bin or anything passwd related before this. If only my setuid logs were set to keep logs from the beginning instead of for today and yesterday...
Elvedin T. <> <>

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