Debian Bug report logs - #295858
base-files: The /root/ directory is readable by everybody by default.

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Package: base-files; Maintainer for base-files is Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>; Source for base-files is src:base-files.

Reported by: "nodata" <debian@nodata.co.uk>

Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 16:48:03 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 3.1.2

Done: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>:
Bug#295858; Package base-files. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "nodata" <debian@nodata.co.uk>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "nodata" <debian@nodata.co.uk>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: base-files: The /root/ directory is readable by everybody by default.
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 17:34:23 +0100 (CET)
Package: base-files
Version: 3.1.2
Severity: normal

The default permissions on root's home directory, /root/ seem to have o+rx
set.
I've tested this on three machines.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-1-386
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages base-files depends on:
ii  base-passwd                   3.5.9      Debian base system master
password
ii  mawk [awk]                    1.3.3-11   a pattern scanning and text
proces

-- no debconf information



Reply sent to Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>:
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Notification sent to "nodata" <debian@nodata.co.uk>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 295858-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
To: nodata <debian@nodata.co.uk>, 295858-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#295858: base-files: The /root/ directory is readable by everybody by default.
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:48:24 +0100 (CET)
On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, nodata wrote:

> Package: base-files
> Version: 3.1.2
> Severity: normal
> 
> The default permissions on root's home directory, /root/ seem to have o+rx
> set.
> I've tested this on three machines.

This is not a bug. The directory /root is world-readable by default
the same way home directories are world readable by default.

If the root user in the system doesn't like this default, he/she should
be feel free to change it using the chmod command, as any other
user in the system would do with his home directory.



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