The eternal uid issue
Mon Jul 28 11:53:00 GMT 2014
On Jul 28 13:42, D. Boland wrote:
> Hi Corinna,
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Still, are you using setuid method 1 or another method? Is your home
> > dir the default /home/$USER as created from inside the Cygwin
> > environment? Any chance your home dir has an unusual ACL?
> > Did you set up sshd as service? If not, you might consider to do that
> > so you can check what happens when switching to the smmsp account. Run
> > ssh-host-config as admin, install the service. Create an authorized_keys
> > file for the smmsp user (run ssh-user-config under smmsp for instance),
> > then start the service. Now login to the smmsp user account using
> > public key authentication, admin-enabled vs. non-admin as above(*), and
> > observe the permissions ls or stat show you for your home dir. Are they
> > really different? If so, let's see the strace output again.
> Argh! I checked the /home folder and it was indeed group and world writable. After
> setting it to 0755 sendmail had no issues anymore. Sendmail checks permissions on
> the entire path. I cannot remember setting it 0777, so something else must have set
The permissions of the home folder are set to 01777 by default (S_ISVTX
bit!). Since we can't rely on central administration for Cygwin, this
allows a user to create her own homedir automatically at first start of
a Cygwin shell.
You might consider to disable this full patch check in sendmail for
Cygwin. Is there some configuration flag, maybe?
> Regarding the suid method: You mean method 1, 2 and 3 in the "Using Windows security
> in Cygwin" article, right? I have nothing special set up, so it uses the default
> method 1.
> As to the sshd, I had it set up as a service already.
> Thanks again for your help. I will announce the Sendmail release soon.
Thanks, but you need to send an ITA to cygwin-apps first.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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