Ubuntu Security :: Giving Root Permission To An Application But Without Running It As Root?

Jan 20, 2011

want to run VirtualBox with root permissions. Trouble is that only when run as root i can access attached USB devices inside of a virtual machine, otherwise, these a greyed out).Now running VirtualBox as a root user also changes the configuration folders, making all my virtual machines already defined disappear. I also don't want to copy all to the root configuration folders. Is there a way to give the VirtualBox root permissions but without actually running the application as a root user. Is it possible to do without changing the permissions of the non-root user, i.e. i don't want my user to have all root permissions, due to security considerations.

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Ubuntu Security :: Can't Have Root Permission In Gnome

Oct 21, 2010

I can do easily sudo, gksu and gksudo in terminal, but when I click for update but in the software center:


and my password don't work I does this with update manager too

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Fedora Installation :: Running As Root All The Permission Are +xrw And Still Does'nt Working?

Jun 15, 2009

(xcdroast:22631): WARNING **: Failed to access cdrecord. Please check the permissions and ownership of /usr/bin/cdrecordcdrecord is a link to wodim, i'm running as root all the permission are +xrw and still does'nt working

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Ubuntu Security :: Permission Denied When Trying To Run ./setup As Root

Sep 28, 2010

I am trying to install COMSOL 4a in Ubuntu 10.04 and when I try to run ./setup and I am already connected as root the command line gives me a permission denied error.

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Fedora Security :: How To Delete Folder Without Root Permission

Apr 23, 2009

I have a system in which I do not have root access to. On that system, I have my own directory which I share with other users. I am trying to clean it up when I noticed that there was a subdirectory created by another users in my group that I cannot delete. It has all the permissions set besides global write. How can I delete this folder without root permission? I can't even chmod or chown it.

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Fedora :: Root File Permission Accidentally Changed Root To 700

Mar 24, 2010

the terminal and logged in as root i was changing file permissions and happened to change the root folder to 700. Now my icons have gone and i can't even access the terminal.

I was just wondering if it is possible to go to rescue mode using the cd and restore all the appropriate file permissions to root/ users if possible

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OpenSUSE :: Running A Program In Kickoff Application Launcher As Root

Jun 16, 2010

I am using openSUSE 11.2, and i want to use configure a scanner app to install drivers for my scanner but it requires root previlages to do so.So Please Can Anyone tell me how can i run configure a scanner as root from the kick off application launcher.

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Fedora Security :: "su - Root" Giving Incorrect Password?

Jun 9, 2011

how to login as a root in the terminal .

it is saying : su - incorrect password.

I have change the #chmod 755/bin/su

Now i cant login as a root from command line , though root password works from GNOME

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Ubuntu Security :: Running WireShark As Root?

Oct 11, 2010

I'm running behind a 2wire NAT Router with only have smtp, www, pop3 open routing to my ubuntu VM server. Network also includes three other ubuntu VM server's and a Desktop. I'm the only one on the network so my question is, what security risk is there running WireShark as root? Because running it under dumpcap is horrible after you quit. It hogs up all the resource to remove the dump.

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Security :: Secure FTP - Root Privileges After Logging In Form A Macintosh And Could Browse The Root Directory

Apr 12, 2010

I run ProFTPd with TLS authentication on my Debian Lenny server. My problem is that despite of the fact that my users connect chrooted, one of my friends had root privileges after logging in form a Macintosh and could browse the root directory, too.

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Fedora Security :: Become Root Without Root Password?

Oct 20, 2010

I found this on Bee's website. For more info on this exploit there are links there:[URl]..All you have to do in Fedora 13 is enter the following lines in a shell as normal user:


I don't think this can be considered solely an "upstream" problem, because I first tried it in Arch using the same version of glibc, and the final command causes both gnome-terminal and xterm windows to disappear.

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General :: Giving Rm Root Privilege For A Particular Directory

Jul 7, 2009

I want to give root privilege to the command rm for only a directory Dir inside /local/home. How I can do that?

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Debian :: Install .deb Packages Without Giving Root Access?

Aug 4, 2010

Is there any way to install .deb packages without giving root access?That it, I have root access, but I dont to give root access to the .deb package.This is for instance to install the .deb of SipderOak online backup took, or to install the .deb of openofficeWhenver available, I compile from sources, but sometimes only the .deb is available.

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Debian :: Any Way To Install .deb Packages Without Giving Root Access?

Aug 4, 2010

Is there any way to install .deb packages without giving root access?That it, I have root access, but I dont to give root access to the .deb package.This is for instance to install the .deb of SipderOak online backup took, or to install the .deb of openoffice.Whenver available, I compile from sources, but sometimes only the .deb is available.

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Software :: Change A Process Running In Root-user To Non-root User ?

Oct 28, 2009

Is It possible to change a process running in root-user to non-root-user by setting suid / uid / euid / gid etc... I so please instruct how, when and wat to set in order to change a process running in root-user to non-root user

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Fedora Installation :: SU Command - Root Account Login Giving Error

Jan 5, 2010

In the freshly installed Fedora 12, I installed java and maven and added following files into /etc/profile.d folder:

export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk1.6
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

export MAVEN_HOME=/opt/maven

Now when I try to login to "root" account giving "su" command , it gives me the error :
bash: /root: is a directory

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Server :: NFS Export Giving A Computer Access To Root-owned Files?

Oct 8, 2009

Yes, I know this is not a good practice, and this is only a short-term solution.I have a server with a web-file-server daemon running internally as root, so the permissions for all files it transfers/creates have a uid/gid of 0:0.This is fine for the daemon, but I would like to manage those files from another workstation - actually a few workstations on a very limited LAN subnet - through NFS. How would it be possible to have users from a certain subnet mount NFS with root read/write abilities?I have seen the anonuid/anongid options (for the /etc/exports file), but I'm not so sure this is the right way to go.

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General :: Always Ask For Root Permission?

Apr 2, 2011

I recently installed a printer on my OpenSuse 11,2. Now every time i start the computer it prompts for the root password.

In the window that pops up it states

/opt/Xerox/PSULauncher: session followd by a long string of letters and numbers.

There is a script "uninstall.sh" in the PSULauncher directory that i ran but it didn't fix the problem.

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General :: Permission Denied As The Root

Mar 23, 2011

The root user of Linux doesn't have permission to read/write a regular file, unless all users have permission to read/write this file, like below:

drwxrwsrwx ....... file_name

However the owner of the file can still read/write this file.


0) not the problem of execution, just read/write
1) not the problem of device because regular user can read/write it.
2) the result of command id:

uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

so I don't think it's the problem of group.

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General :: Why Would Only Root Have Permission To Mount Something

Apr 22, 2010

I understand at least some of the advantages of this multi-user set-up, but why would you have to become root to stick a DVD in the machine? I suppose I could go into root and chmod the mount command, but - why would it have been set up that way at all? Is it paranoia?

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CentOS 5 :: Change Permission Of Root?

Mar 2, 2009

When I installed Centos 5, it asked me password twice. One is to root, another is a user acount.

Right now, I want to do "cd /root" under my user acount. It responds me:

permission denied.

Can I change permission of root?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Root Permission Denied Errors When Using Apt

May 6, 2010

Just had a new VPS installed running Ubuntu Server 8.04 Getting some errors when I connect to the server and try to use apt.. only trying to install nano and after messing around I've managed to get the error to change.. but still can't get any further.



# sudo apt-get install nano
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done


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Ubuntu :: How To Change Permission Folder So Only Root Can Open It

Apr 18, 2011

i wonder how to change permission folder, so only root can open it?

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Ubuntu :: After Right Click When Go To Properties Then In Tab Of Permission It Says Not ROOT User?

Dec 27, 2010

when i move to /usr/share/backgrounds/ and after right click when i go to properties then in tab of Permission it says I am not ROOT user. through TERMINAL I changed the root password using commands (sudo passwd root ) tthe changes has been made succesful eventhough it does not give me root user status.When i connect to internet then after click of connect button ,a pop up appears and says "Enter password to unlock your login keyringThe password you use to log in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring."

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Fedora :: Suspend From Terminal Without Root Permission?

Aug 23, 2011

I'm running on Gnome 2.32.0. I've been trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to Suspend the system when activated, but it doesn't work because to suspend the system you need to be root. The command I've been using for the shortcut is terminal "pm-suspend".I don't wanna set up the working user as root. Is there any way to get around the root authentication while suspend to make the shortcut work?

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Programming :: Root Permission For Bash Script?

Aug 31, 2010

I am trying to write a script that will create a directory, copy files to it, zip them, move the zip file to the desktop and clean up.However, when I run the script, it comes back stating that I do not have permission to make the directory. I wanted to know how to add the permission into the script to allow for access to whoever runs the script to pull the logs, but won't leave the system in the root user?here is what I have for code so far:

host= 'hostname'
mkdir /home/savelogs


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Programming :: Suid Disabled From Running All Scripts Or Just From Running Them As Root ?

Sep 4, 2009

Is suid disabled from running all home made bash scripts or just from running them as root or:

Who would know for sure.

I googled several combinations of Mandriva Linux how-to suid disabled setUID etc... so far all I found was "many distributions are disabling suid for security reasons" nothing specific.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Requires Root Permission Even Without Gksudo,sudo,etc

Aug 15, 2010

Every time I try to open Nautilus it requires root permission even if I don't use commands like gksudo.

I launch it from docky's bookmarks applet, requires root.

Use a command like "nautilus /home/harvey" it still requires root.

Adding the file browser launcher to docky doesn't even LAUNCH nautilus.

But launching file browser from gnome-panel works O_O.

But I never use gnome-panel, so I'd like to be able to launch it from docky and commands and stuff without root permission.

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Automount Ntfs Drive Without Root Permission

May 11, 2011

I have the following line in my fstab:


# external hard drive
UUID=4DDD273633F3859D /home/ross/external ntfs-3g auto,exec,user,uid=1000,gid=100,dmask=027,fmask=137,utf8 0 0

When I plug in the drive with this UUID, I get the following error:


Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information at [URL] Is there any way that I can mount this drive (which must be ntfs-formatted) without root permissions? I have googled this error and it seems that many other people are having this same problem, but I can't find a real solution. Most people suggest just reformatting the drive.

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Ubuntu :: Installing Application As Root

Jun 25, 2010

how can I run it as root if root has been disabled in Ubuntu?

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