[kismac] Re: suid off

  • From: Toby Collier <tcollier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:02:37 -0500

On Thursday 28 April 2005 9:53 am, Robin L Darroch (Robin L Darroch 
<robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>) wrote:
> Looking at it a different way, how do "modern Unix systems" enable an
> ordinary user to achieve anything that would need admin permissions
> along the way?  How, to take the example of KisMAC, can an
> administrator give regular users permission to (for example) load and
> unload the wlan adapter drivers?

sudo, a setuid program, is commonly used to give admin (or others') rights to 
normal users. I guess the biggest benefit of sudo would be that it can 
generate logs. I'm not sure how you would audit the use of other setuid 
programs as easily.


Toby Collier

The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they start 
making vacuum cleaners.

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