iptables permission problem in perl scripts

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at linux01.gwdg.de
Mon Aug 15 08:12:37 CEST 2005


>the cgi file is owned by root/root and is run by user nobody.
>myfile.pl is owned by root/root, and I've it setuid (chmod u+s
>myfile.pl ; chown root:nobody myfile.pl) to be able to run iptable
>commands, but it returns this error:

To run suid perl scripts, you must
- chmod u+s the script AND
- use "suidperl" AND
- have suidperl being u+s

And it's the biggest security hole as everyone says - does not [yet] reflect 
my opinion, though. So use some sudo magic (as recommended) if possible.


Jan Engelhardt
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