[nSLUG] lost user access in most distros
budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Sep 20 16:49:45 ADT 2006
On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 12:38 -0400, rejean chamberland wrote:
> Hi Bill!
> Most of your questions are similar to the ones I was asking myself. I
> did assume that "userdel jeanre" had worked since it was followed by a
> clean prompt ( meaning no messages ).
> So I switch back to root again and "userdel jeanre". I switched back
> into rejean and now I get:
> [rejean at localhost ~]$ su
> su: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted
> [rejean at localhost ~]$ ls -l /bin/su*
> -rwsr-xr-x 1 501 root 20308 Aug 18 2005 /bin/su*
this is still a problem - as root run:
chown root /bin/su
the 501 is nobody - it needs to be root
then you should be okay
> [rejean at localhost ~]$
> I'm definitely gonna check for rootkit because I don't want to spend 2
> days or a week fixing the other 7 corrupted distros to have the
> problem reoccuring again.
> If anyone else as a suggestion just shoot. I'm desperate here.
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