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Hi, I have accidently run chmod -R 777 on the system disk of a Solaris 9 installation. When a user now tries to run the "su" command to become root they get the following error; Unable to join project "user.root" Has anybody got any idea how to fix this ?? Thanks Matt...

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    Hi,

    I have accidently run chmod -R 777 on the system disk of a Solaris 9
    installation.

    When a user now tries to run the "su" command to become root they get the
    following error;

    Unable to join project "user.root"

    Has anybody got any idea how to fix this ??

    Thanks

    Matt




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    Unknown wrote: 

    Which means all config files are now writeable by the world, so
    cautious apps may refuse to operate. It also means any user
    could by now have installed any number of backdoors to
    root - I'd recover from backup if that is available.
     

    su says this when setproject(prj.pj_name, name, TASK_NORMAL) returns
    negative. Not sure why it would have failed.
     

    Backups. I would have no confidence even after
    pkgchk -f

    gavin

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    In article <bl9pq8$jic$uk.sun.com>,
    Gavin Maltby <com> wrote: [/ref]
    .... 
    >
    >su says this when setproject(prj.pj_name, name, TASK_NORMAL) returns
    >negative. Not sure why it would have failed.[/ref]

    I don't know what setproject() is (I'm still using Solaris 2.6), but my
    guess is that it requires root privileges. The chmod removed the setuid
    mode from "su".

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    "Unknown" <com> wrote in message news:<bl9k80$fkj$co.uk>... 

    If it's a brand new install, I'ld simply reload it. You've basically
    recursively opened up every file on the system disk to the world.
    Even if it isn't a brand new install. I would make note of the
    /etc/vfstab file, then you can reinstall the system, preserve the
    other disks and then restore any files you modified from backup. It
    really all depends on what you use that system for. Did you use
    jumpstart to load it? If so, you can just modify the profile for that
    system to preserve everything but the system disk and reload it from
    jumpstart.

    Sharona
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    com (sharona) writes: 
    >
    >If it's a brand new install, I'ld simply reload it.[/ref]

    Err, I'd reload it.

    I did this once. I set about fixing it, but after a couple of days I
    reinstalled. It's quicker, easier and more reliable.

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