Bug 15404 - Wrong default umask
Wrong default umask
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-08-04 11:47 EDT by Christian Rose
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-04 14:51:18 EDT
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Description Christian Rose 2000-08-04 11:47:52 EDT
The default umask in Pinstripe is 002 (rwxrwxr-x).
While this is fine for the default setting where each user belongs to his
own group, it is less suited for the scenario where each user belongs to
the same group by default. In that case, this umask is fatal security-wise.

I think that the umask 022 (rwxr-xr-x) should be used as the default, as it
is safe in both scenarios.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-04 14:51:16 EDT
As discussed on testers-list, we aren't changing this.
Comment 2 Christian Rose 2000-08-04 16:12:32 EDT
My bad. Closing this.

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