jay at kinetic.org
Sun Dec 13 18:55:09 PST 1998
Well, some progress. I found a binary called 'suidperl' -- however, there
is no man page for it, and I cannot find any information about how to use
it. Any pointers?
On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Ivan Kohler wrote:
> > My distro did include Perl5.
> It probably includes Perl suid emulation in a separate package than the
> normal Perl package.
> > I checked out the perlsec manpage, but that
> > recommended that I should rename all of the CGI scripts and then create
> > small C wrappers (with the original script name) to be setuid to call the
> > newly named CGI. While I am sure that is a possible (but pain in the neck)
> > solution, there has to be an easier/better way. :)
> The better way is Perl's setuid emulation, also mentioned in the perlsec
> manpage. If your distribution does not include this option (I'd be _very_
> surprised if Slackware didn't), then you will need to recompile Perl.
> > I did try the perlsec
> > method on the cust_main.cgi script, however when I executed the new C code
> > that calls the original CGI script, it complains that setuid is still
> > allowed in my kernel. Unfortunately, I am not enough of a coder to get
> > into the kernel source and try to track that down.
> > This brings me to a couple of questions: #1) how to I disable the setuid
> > stuff in the kernel so that the perlsec method will work?
> Linux 2.0.x ignores the setuid bit on scripts, which is fine. Perl
> provides setuid emulation. You don't need to change anything in your
> > #2) will I need
> > to create a C wrapper for _every_ setuid CGI script in the FreeSide
> > package?
> That's one possible solution, yes.
> > Finally, #3) where can I get information about that perl-suid
> > package?
> That's the name for a Debian package. Check your distributions's
> documentation for the equivalent.
> > > Are you sure? *scripts*, not ELF executables? What language?
> > >
> > Hmmm...good point. I just tested it with a quick bash shell script. It did
> > not work. The script was setuid to user 'jay' but when I executed it (as
> > user 'root') it ran as 'root'. Thus, it would seem that all of my other
> > setuid stuff are ELF binaries.
> > So, now that I know my kernel will not support suid scripts, and I do not
> > have the perl-suid pagkage, and the perlsec method (making C wrappers for
> > every suid CGI) doesn't work because of something still enabled in my
> > kernel -- any ideas? :) Thanks for the help.
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