Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1296725
Please relax permissions on auditd and auditctl
Last modified: 2016-03-18 11:43:20 EDT
Per FPC ticket #467 (https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/467), these programs should be world-readable. Please set the modes to 4755 instead of 4750.
The reason that these files have the permissions they do is because of common criteria requirements. I try to keep Fedora and RHEL closely sync'ed to cut down excess work and potential mistakes. To open the permissions I need to go add if(geteuid!=0) _exit(1); all over the place.
Also, I'm curious about something, is this being requested because of containers? Is auditd being 755 all you need?
I want it for virtme, which is like a container, although it uses different technology under the hood. I actually care about auditctl being world-readable more than auditd, but both would be nice.
I use capability to test audit-affecting kernel changes, among other things.
OK. I think I can relax the permissions on those two. I'll make the change in git and the next time rawhide gets a rebuild, it'll be pushed out.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
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New packages have been pushed out for a month or two. I am closing this under the assumption that its working fine.