Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019
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Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 11.6.4
Opened: Feb 16, 2017
During the load of ucs, the $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys file is moved to /etc/ssh/<user> and then a symbolic link is pointed to that file in the $HOME/.ssh such that the ucs load modification of ownership won't break the password-less ssh access to the BIG-IP. The problem is that the /etc/ssh/<user> directory has no other-group read permissions and non-admin users can't read the file and hence the password-less access is denied and a password is requested.
Non-admin users lose password-less access to their BIG-IP after tmsh load sys ucs.
Always happens as the permissions for /etc/ssh/<user> are 0700 (user read-write-execute only) and it is owned by root.
An admin user needs to manually change the permissions of the /etc/ssh and /etc/ssh/<user> permissions to be 0755. A non-admin user has no such capability and thus has no workaround.
By simply setting the umask to 0022 prior to the call to mkpath (with 0755 permissions) makes the /usr/local/bin/install_ucs.pm script behave as expected. The override of the umask is then set back to previous value as to not affect the script elsewhere.