Ruby edit sudo file

Hello friends

I am trying to edit apache2 https.config file which require sudo
permission
through my ruby scripting.

File.open(local_filename, ‘a’) { |f| f.write(doc) }

I can open and edit normal file which doesn’t require sudo permission.
I am searching around two hours but still not find any solution, Can
anyone
suggest any idea or any links?

Thanks

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM, saravanan p
[email protected]wrote:

I am trying to edit apache2 https.config file which require sudo
permission through my ruby scripting.

Be very very careful with this. It can easily leave you wide open to a
hack.

Assuming you do really mean a ruby script, and nothing in your Rails
app,
you can set the setuid bit with chmod and chown the script to root. When
it
executes, it will execute with root persmissions.

Given you’ve not been able to find this information yourself, I’d again
caution you not to do this.

I am using the below command and now its not asking password but i think
its not a secure way…

  system("echo systempassword | sudo -S ruby example.rb")
  example.rb:
   in this .rb file i am opening my apache2 file and editing

successfully using ruby File class.

Please don’t reply on top (top post). Reply at the bottom so the
conversation can be followed easier.

On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 1:18 AM, saravanan p
[email protected]wrote:

Assuming you do really mean a ruby script, and nothing in your Rails app,
you can set the setuid bit with chmod and chown the script to root. When it
executes, it will execute with root persmissions.

Given you’ve not been able to find this information yourself, I’d again
caution you not to do this.

That is insecure, yes.

It is possible to use sudo in situations like this, where you don’t
really
have user access to type in the password securely.

Sudo can be configured to allow a user to execute a command or a class
of
commands with elevated privileges.

Read the sudoers man page for more information on how to set this up.

Nevertheless, I caution you to avoid this situation. I am unclear why
you
need to do this from inside an application.

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs