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Re: CVS server patch?

From: joel . peshkin
Subject: Re: CVS server patch?
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 10:17:00 -0800

On our site, we have been using group permissions to make direct repository access (bypassing pserver) impossible as well as keeping users out of CVSROOT.  


"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden>

03/07/2003 09:42 AM

        To:        address@hidden, address@hidden
        Subject:        Re: CVS server patch?

address@hidden wrote:

> Derek,
>     I created a patch against ccvs 1.11.5 to permit a cvs password
> file to use system auth for real local users but still setuid for
> repository access.  This means that I can have passwd entries like...
> foo:+:cvsuser
> and user "foo" will still authenticate with the local system but run
> as cvsuser after authenitcation.
>   Would this be of use to anyone but me?

Why not just let the executable run as the user in system auth mode?  If
someone has the user's password, couldn't they get a shell account anyhow?



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