BusyBox passwd requires root privileges

khollan khollan at daktronics.com
Wed Aug 8 04:39:30 EST 2007

Scott Wood-2 wrote:
> Make sure it's owned by root, and chmod 4755 the binary.  I'm not sure 
> how to go about telling busybox to drop suid when invoked as something 
> else.  It'd probably be better to build two busyboxes, one with all suid 
> commands and the other with the rest.
> -Scott
I chmod 4755 to the passwd binary and it worked.  Before I did that I also
added a Busybox.conf file in /etc with this in it...
passwd = ssx root.root

I don't know if I needed that or not but it works now. Thanks
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