bin/96248: vipw fail on RO /etc
maxim at macomnet.ru
Tue Apr 25 20:40:26 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR bin/96248; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Maxim Konovalov <maxim at macomnet.ru>
To: Alex Kozlov <spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/96248: vipw fail on RO /etc
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 00:39:38 +0400 (MSD)
> > I believe a simple script could solve the problem in your environment.
> Almost any missing features can be done with wrapper script.
> But programs continue to improve.
Yes, in a way they don't break POLA. I'd be really surprised if
eventually vipw(8) run 'more' instead of 'vi' :-)
> Also I don't want script in sudo case.
I know nothing about your environment but if you trust users to run
vipw(8) from which they can easily change root password, create a
priv. account, jump to root shell, why don't trust them to run a
> P.S. Btw, lib/libutil don't respect NO_INET6 knob. Fix is simple.
> Shall I fill another PR?
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