Bug 15576 - /etc/shadow 0600 permissions
/etc/shadow 0600 permissions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-08-06 15:21 EDT by Dale Lovelace
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-06 15:21:25 EDT
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Description Dale Lovelace 2000-08-06 15:21:23 EDT
/etc/shadow has permissions on 0600, shouldn't they be 0400?
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-08 05:29:30 EDT
Why? It's owned by root, root can write to 0400 files anyway. The only
difference is that vi warns about writing to a readonly file and you have to do
:w! instead of :w...

I don't see a real advantage in either.
Comment 2 giulioo 2000-08-08 16:24:55 EDT
Maybe he was referring to what linuxconf wants to do

 Changing permissions  of file /etc/shadow from 100600 to 100400

Explain to linuxconf that in this case 600 is ok :-)

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