Paredes Sánchez Martín A. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi:
> I made a script (for tcsh shell) which add a printer to the system
> (made directories, files, security and made some validations) but
> need root access to accomplish this task.
> my solution was to setuid the scripts been root
> # chown root:admin-hmo *.tcsh
> # chmod u=swrx,g=rx,o= *.tcsh
> # ls -l
> total 4
> -rwsr-x---  1 root  admin-hmo  2024 Aug  3 04:07 impresora.tcsh
> -rwsr-x---  1 root  admin-hmo   275 Jul 30 02:26 seguridad.tcsh
> The first line of the script is #!/bin/tcsh -fb
> But when I run the script been other user I had problem with
> the permissions
> > impresora.tcsh oc81p8707 p1ct203 psct203 raw
> mkdir: /var/spool/lpd/oc81p8707: Permission denied
> touch: /var/spool/lpd/oc81p8707/filter-errors: No such file or directory
> touch: /var/spool/lpd/oc81p8707/accounting-file: No such file or
> directory
> /var/spool/lpd/oc81p8707/minfree: No such file or directory.
> did I miss something?

Yes.  Scripts can't utilize setuid/setgid.

You can rewrite the script in perl and use the setuid perl interpreter
(which is basically a workaround for this) or install sudo and give the
script the ability to call sudo before executing commands that require
elevated priviledges.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies
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