No Root Shell with SUID /bin/bash

From: helmut schmidt (
Date: 04/17/02

From: "helmut schmidt" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 14:38:34 +0000


I have set the SUID bit on /bin/bash but when I run from a normal
unprivileged user, I do not get a root shell - just a normal user context.

When I do the same on Compaq Tru64 I get a root shell - as expected.

Can someone explain why my Linux (Suse 6.2) will not play...

thanks Helmut

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