Subject: Re: insecurity report wtmpx and wtmp incorrect gid...
To: Gilles Gravier <Gilles@Gravier.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/24/2006 08:30:21
In message <43FEC897.5020703@Gravier.org>, Gilles Gravier writes:
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>This is, indeed, what is going on... my wtmp and wtmpx are group name=wheel
>And I agree that they should (as specified by /etc/mtree/special) be
>The problem is that when I set them to group name=utmp, something, in my
>machine, sets them back to group name=wheel
>What I need to identify is what is it that does this change so that I
>can prevent it from happening again.
You have to change /etc/newsyslog.conf
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb