Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

How are the concept of chroot and sudo together working?

Posted on 2014-11-20
2
Medium Priority
?
282 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-24
In my mind i started to create concept to solve the problem of regulate access of a big a mount of root users.
I like the idea to have usergroups with different access rights on a system.

So i want to have for example root users for the whole System(s) and a group for a small part of the system. I checked the ACL, chroot and sudo and for me it will best fitting the combination of chroot and sudo. And for that i need an answer how this two work together.

If a user logins in a chroot enviroment and in that i have a sudo for example a super user (rootlike) in chroot is there anything against that combination? Or do i have to be awared of any breakouts to the real root directories?

Like i understand is if you use only sudo its possible do climb the tree with /../../../ but in a chroot he can only climb to the fake root???
0
Comment
Question by:Wilder_Admin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
Jan Springer earned 1000 total points
ID: 40455158
'sudo' is used (via the sudoers configuration file) to define what regular accounts may run privileged commands.

'chroot' is the process to create a fake root so that real directories above the fake root are not visible.  you do not chroot the privileged account(s).
0
 
LVL 8

Author Closing Comment

by:Wilder_Admin
ID: 40462157
I needed Informations if it would work together not a suggestion how to do. But i tried it on the hard way and its working like desired.
0

Featured Post

Application Discovery Service in AWS

In the era of the cloud, customers migrating away from their existing on-premise infrastructure. This requires lots of planning, strategies, and effort to identify their existing resources and determine how best to migrate.  Datacenter migrations happen in four phases -

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using 'screen' for session sharing, The Simple Edition Step 1: user starts session with command: screen Step 2: other user (logged in with same user account) connects with command: screen -x Done. Both users are connected to the same CLI sessio…
Setting up Secure Ubuntu server on VMware 1.      Insert the Ubuntu Server distribution CD or attach the ISO of the CD which is in the “Datastore”. Note that it is important to install the x64 edition on servers, not the X86 editions. 2.      Power on th…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Suggested Courses

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question