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Re: security with the ftp daemon
- From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:39:59 +0100
- Subject: Re: security with the ftp daemon
- References: <002c01c1a23f$ac0f2e80$2801a8c0@DCUTHBERT2K>
On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 02:51:29PM +0900, Dylan Cuthbert wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've set up the ftp server with inetutils on win2k, but I get a strange
> security hole.
> I've set permissions so that only "Administrators" can access the cygwin
> directories. The home directories are only accessible by their respective
> users and /bin is Everyone and read-only.
> However, after setting this up and rebooting the machine once, if I ftp in
> as a regular user I can access all the administrator priviledge directories
> (in read/write mode!) with no problem at all. Is this a known problem and
> is there a way to get it to work securely? Surely the ftp daemon should
> switch its user to the id of the person logging in?
Check if your /etc/group is setup correctly. If the group of
the user doesn't exist, setgid() falls back to the admins group
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