Sticky bit set on linux password file
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 11:51:42 -0700
While going through an annual sarbox task I noticed that on Linux (maybe unix too)
the sticky bit is set on the password file.
[oracle_at_server before]$ l $OH/dbs/orapworcl -rwSr----- 1 oracle oinstall 1536 Oct 30 2007 /u01/app/oracle/product/9.2.0/aglqa/dbs/orapworcl
The bit is shown as a capital S due to the execute bit not being set.
There's nothing in ML about it, at least I could not find anything.
The following test was performed:
chmod 640 orapworcl
logon to database remotely as sysdba
It doesn't appear that the SUID bit serves any purpose.
Does someone here know why the password file is SUID?
-- Jared Still Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Tue Jul 01 2008 - 13:51:42 CDT