[CentOS] CentOS-5.2 su -l is failing

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Wed Jan 14 21:02:51 UTC 2009


On Wed Jan 14 17:16:01 UTC 2009, nate centos at linuxpowered.net wrote:

> It's a long shot but check that /bin/su is setuid ?
>
> From a 5.1 system:
>
> -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 24060 Mar 21  2007 /bin/su



This is what I have on that host:

# ll /bin/su
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 24120 May 24  2008 /bin/su


su -l runs ok. It prompts for a password, but it invariably fails saying
that the wrong password has been entered.

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