[Samba] libsmb and suid root

J Anthony jeremy at vote-smart.org
Thu Apr 18 15:23:02 GMT 2002

yeah, i know its bad - but how else am i gonna mount shares as an ordinary 

- jeremy

On Thursday 18 April 2002 04:16 pm, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> J Anthony wrote:
> > how do i get libsmb to allow me to make smbmount suid root?
> >
> > currently i get 'libsmb based programs must *NOT* be setuid root.'
> There is a reason we have that.  Don't do it.
> Running libsmb based programs under suid privilages *will* result in a
> security hole.  A number of its actions are based on user-supplied
> environment variables, and it wasn't written to be setuid-secure.
> Andrew Bartlett

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