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Re: [suse-security] Permissions of /root
  • From: Raffael Marty <suse@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 17:03:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <3A34FAC7.6080404@xxxxxxxx>

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!



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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