From:             [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Operating system: Linux (RedHat 7.1)
PHP version:      4.0.6
PHP Bug Type:     Apache related
Bug description:  Perl script running as root when starting it with system()!!


Apache is running as 'apache' user in group 'www-data', started by root
(ofcourse). (version 1.3.20)
Perl script is a distribution script copying files with scp. Keys are
located in the home directory of apache user.
PHP configured without a php.ini (thus default apply). Apache and PHP were
compiled from source.
I'm php developers since the early beginning, and now almost fulltime PHP

system("/usr/local/bin/ $audioid $newfilename
2>>/tmp/distributor.log 1>&2 &");

This should distributed files to our fileservers. But rather than running
as apache-user (where the ssh keys are) it runs as root!!! I never, in all
these years, saw this! I'm pretty unsure if this is true or if this can
I would like to here it is a missconfiguration of mine..
The logs of my Perl script show:

      Starting distribution as user root

The fact that it runs as 'root' compromises my security stuff and the
project will not work..

Just tell me i'm wrong and this can't be true.. Or is this the way things
are done? ;p


PS: i'm submitting this in a hury and didn't search possible submittes.
call it panic.
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