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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-1991) taskcontroller allows stealing permissions on any local file
Date Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:26:58 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on MAPREDUCE-1991:
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I'm not sure what you mean about running the task controller tests as another user. "ant test-task-controller"
 passes just fine as my normal user without even a setuid. Are you referring to a different
test process?

> taskcontroller allows stealing permissions on any local file
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-1991
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-1991
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: task-controller
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Blocker
>         Attachments: mapreduce-1991-v2.txt, mapreduce-1991.txt
>
>
> The linux task-controller setuid binary allows a malicious user to chmod any file on
the system to 644 (and as a side effect appends some junk to the end)

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