[nSLUG] lost user access in most distros

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Sep 20 21:06:40 ADT 2006


be careful when changing permissions :)

You should check all your system commands, see if any others in /bin
or /sbin are not owned by root.


Regards,
Rich



On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 19:15 -0400, rejean chamberland wrote:
> did it "again" and it worked rich. Yippee! I'm still pondering why it
> is that I had to "userdel" and "chmod u+s /bin/su* ( logging in as
> "root" ) and accepting to save the changes upon login out.
> I'll move to OpenSuSE 10.1 tomorrow ( knowing that it will be a
> different experience; according to a different message I kept getting
> while booting into it or  Zenwalk or Ubuntu among others.
> Thanks again everyone ( I will print the whole thread ) and don't mind
> me if I come back in a day or two. Please... 
> 
> Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>         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:
>         > [code]
>         > [rejean at localhost ~]$ su
>         > Password:
>         > 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 ~]$
>         > 
>         > [/code]
>         > 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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