Bug 17496 - Improper file permissions in /var/spool/news
Improper file permissions in /var/spool/news
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2000-09-14 06:16 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-14 06:16:59 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-09-14 06:16:40 EDT
inn has the capability to authenticate users. So it's possible to put
sensitive data into local newsgroups (e.g. postings from maillists).

Because the whole /var/spool/news hierarchy is world-readable:

$ rpm -ql -vv inn
drwxrwxr-x    1 news    news             4096 Sep 14 05:28 /var/spool/news
drwxrwxr-x    1 news    news             4096 Sep 14 05:28

a local user without rights to read the NNTP-spool can do it anyhow by
going into this directory and reading the raw-data

I suggest to remove the world-readability
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-01-22 07:53:21 EST
I'd like to leave the spool dir public readable. Please consider using
a new machine or chaning the perms just on that one box instead of
making this change within the standard rpm of Red Hat.

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