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Re: [suse-security] Permissions of /root
  • From: "max" <datatwirl@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 11:17:19 -0500
  • Message-id: <00a701c0638d$dfbe40a0$0301a8c0@xxxxxx>
711 works if you want to have html files available to webserver from /root

----- Original Message -----
From: Raffael Marty <suse@xxxxxxxx>
To: Plüm, Rüdiger, MTC-SWW <ruediger.pluem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [suse-security] Permissions of /root


> Rüdiger,
>
> The only sense I can make out of the 711 permission is that root wants
> to have an executable script in /root/bin, which other users should be
> able to execute.
>
> Apart from that, I would prefer 700!
>
> Raffy
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > does anybody know a good reason why the permission.paranoid sets /root
to
> > mode 711?
> > The harden_suse script suggests setting the mode for /root to 700. (This
is
> > IMHO the right mode for /root)
> > The Versions 6.3, 6.4 and 7.0 of SUSE Linux seem to be affected from
this
> > bug or feature (bug or feature
> > depends on your answers :-))
> >
> >
>
>
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