Issue with group of decrypted file
david.mcdonald at securitymail.com.au
Tue Sep 3 00:28:03 CEST 2002
Adrian is absolutely correct.
My error entirely.
I did discover and correct it yesterday, but it has taken some time for the
e-mail to come through (to the list).
Again many thanks to those who looked into this issue.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
> [mailto:avbidder at fortytwo.ch]
> Sent: Monday, 2 September 2002 10:05 pm
> To: 'gnupg-devel at gnupg.org'
> Subject: Re: Issue with group of decrypted file
> On Fri, 2002-08-30 at 05:12, David McDonald wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Is anyone else seeing this?
> > When I decrypt a file, the decrypted file's group is always
> "root". I am not
> > running gpg as root, but as a normal user (though gpg is
> setuid root to
> > allow it to use secure memory).
> Blind guess: gnupg is installed setuid *and* setgid root, but it does
> only drop the uid privilege, not the group privilege (since
> it does only
> *use* the ui privilege).
> $ ls -l `which gpg`
> -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 596296 May 11 16:13 /usr/bin/gpg
> I'd bet for you it shows '-rwsr-sr-x'. The obvious fix would be
> $ chmod g-s `which gpg`
> (and as this is posted to -devel: would it make sense to try
> to drop the
> group privilege to stop this installation error having any impact?)
> -- vbi
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