Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162643
/usr/bin/finger is mode 0711 not 0755
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Programs in /usr/bin generally are world readable. There is possibly some
benefit in having SETUID or SETGID programs not be world readable, but for a
program that runs with no special privs there is no benefit and just a minor
annoyance factor in not being able to copy the program as non-root.
Please make it mode 0755.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
True, seems to me too paranoid :) Fixed in rawhide
Have you read http://www.redhat.com/magazine/017mar06/departments/ask_shadowman/ ?
From paragraph 'An astute reader asked'. I admit I don't know the answer to the
question in the last paragraph but something tells me the permissions are
intentional and shouldn't have been changed. Please verify it!
Okay, current RH Mag issue talks about the permissions further and although finger
* Wed May 17 2000 Chris Evans <email@example.com>
- make some files mode -rwx--x--x as a security hardening measure
even Linus doesn't find such restrictive mode much useful.
BTW, if you want to be consistent you may want to revert permissions of
/usr/sbin/in.fingerd back to 755, too.