[Adduser-devel] Bug#499105: after adduser <foo> <group>, the user root has no groups
florian at reitmeir.org
Tue Sep 16 07:52:36 UTC 2008
Justification: causes non-serious data loss
i use SSH on my hosts with the feature to limit login to a special group.
So to login as root to a host, root has to be member of a group e.g. sshers
adduser has the "feature" to lose all groups of root, after adding some other user
to a random group.
this is really grave.
- it makes backup scripts not working anymore
- it may deny access to the machine
if this _is_ a feature, a warning of "dropping" groups would be nice.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-bpo.1-vserver-amd64
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.11etch2 Debian configuration management sy
ii passwd 1:126.96.36.199-7 change and administer password and
ii perl-base 5.8.8-7etch3 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis
adduser recommends no packages.
-- debconf information:
* adduser/homedir-permission: true
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