Mark Redding mwj_gb at
Fri Jun 6 05:52:39 PDT 2003


passwd needs to run setuid root, so it can write the
new password to

[homer: danielby: ~]$ ls -l `which passwd`
-r-sr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  32824 19 May 11:04

You need to re-enable the setuid bit.


That's not it I'm afraid. The setuid bit was set
anyway, and anyway, users who are members of the wheel
group can execute the passwd command without trouble
(I've only switched off 'other' access).


Mark W J Redding

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