[GE users] Only root can submit jobs

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sun Nov 28 21:58:36 GMT 2004

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Quoting Christian Bolliger <christian.bolliger at id.unizh.ch>:

> The normal init scripts starts  sge_execd as admin user which shouldn't 
> be root.
> Starting it with the setuid seems to be a slightly smaller risk.

Wouldn't this allow any user to start another execd with root rights? And: 
execd will switch the user to the admin user, hence:

$ ps -e f -o user,ruser,command

may give you this:

sgeadmin root     /usr/sge/bin/lx26-x86/sge_execd

Cheers - Reuti

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