Description of problem:
By default, authconfig does not specify args for pam_mkhomedir (or pam_oddjob_mkhomedir) which results in umask=0022 and world-readable home directories.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. authconfig --enablemkhomedir --updateall
2. Check the PAM config files in /etc/pam.d
No arguments are supplied, resulting in a UMASK of 0022 for home directories making them world-readable by default.
Something along the lines of "skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0077", though skel is supposed to be defaulted to /etc/skel and should be unecessary.
Should probably update authinfo.py to supply a more sane default UMASK to the pam_mkhomedir plugin or allow the args to be specified on the command line and saved in /etc/sysconfig/authconfig...or both. :)
self.mkhomedirArgs = "skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0077"
We would just add umask=0077 to the initial arguments of pam_mkhomedir/pam_oddjob_mkhomedir if enabled with --enablemkhomedir.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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