Re: Bypassing Inherited Rights Filters in Novell Directory Services.

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2000-09-11T00:00:00


At 07:24 PM 9/7/2000 -0700, you wrote: >Here's an example. An administrator, .BOB.ACME, has Supervisor [S] rights to >the .ACME container. There is a container, .SECRET.ACME, which BOB should not >have any access to.

If you understood NDS sufficiently, you wouldn't give Bob [S] rights to a container where you need to keep him from objects under that container. Regardless of what you do, Bob has [S] rights that you granted him, and those rights can be in giving himself or any other user access to objects within that container. How is that a bug?

Not that I know NDS inside and out or anything...but give [W] Write rights (or any other rights), you can take them away further down the tree...Give [S] rights, that gives a user the ability to change rights on objects within that container. I don't see this as a bug, but perhaps as a mis-understanding of how NDS works.

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