Python & Linux, some questions (2)
hamilcar at never.mind
Tue Mar 16 04:45:53 CET 2004
In article <c353om$23bqmc$1 at ID-99001.news.uni-berlin.de> (Mon, 15 Mar 2004
21:28:47 +0100), Luca T. wrote:
> r,w,e = popen2.popen3('su -c ls')
> So it seems that "su" refuses to work if it is run like this.
su needs the user's password and it insists on reading it from a tty
because it can control echoing.
> any idea about how i could run a
> program as root from inside my python program?
1) Can you run your program in a shell? The user will still need
2) Create a copy of ls and make it suid root. The user will be able
to list the files in any directory -- will this compromise security?
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