su to root denied?
pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Dec 6 19:08:14 PST 2006
--On December 6, 2006 9:42:41 PM -0500 Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 07:52:50PM -0600, john Mish III wrote:
>> I get this error message when I try to su to anything, either from root
>> or to root, and I don't know why.
>> $ su
>> su: not running setuid
> Somehow your su application lost its setuid bit. Instead of blinding
> chmodding it you may want to be careful and replace it with a known
> good binary in case someone overwrote it somehow.
Or he's been hacked, and he needs to proceed very cautiously....
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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