Further comment on chroot patch for openssh-3.4p1

Ben Lindstrom mouring at etoh.eviladmin.org
Wed Aug 14 05:00:24 EST 2002

Please check out the current snapshots.  I believe this has all been
resolved at least a month ago.

http://www.openssh.com/portable.html, pick your favorate mirror, select
'snapshots'  and pick someone close to today's date.

- Ben

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Wick, Kent wrote:

> The way this was last supplied to this list (2002-07-13) has the chroot
> after the call to 'setpcred'.  In AIX 4.3.3 the call to setpcred changes
> the uid and eff. uid to the user attempting to logon.  Then the call to
> chroot( new_home ) fails because AIX requires that any user issuing
> the chroot subroutine be at root authority.
> Net result: attempting to do a chroot after the call to setpcred fails.
> I tried moving the setpcred after the chroot code but ran into other
> problems which I am not prepared to attempt to address.  This email
> is only for information for anybody trying to get chroot on openssh to
> work.
> If the people who might be working on the chroot capability of openssh
> come up with any revisions I would probably be available to test them.
> ====================================================
> Kent Wick,  TxMHMR,  Unix/Network Systems Programmer
> Email:  kent.wick at mhmr.state.tx.us
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