Bug 196041 - Permissions for /dev/net/tun are too restrictive.
Permissions for /dev/net/tun are too restrictive.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Blocks: FC7Target
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Reported: 2006-06-20 11:58 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-26 08:54:31 EDT
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Description David Woodhouse 2006-06-20 11:58:13 EDT
There's no reason not to allow unprivileged users to open /dev/net/tun -- you
need CAP_NET_ADMIN to do anything interesting with it anyway, unless a
persistent device has been created and specifically given to the user in
question... in which case it's extremely _useful_ for them to be able to use it.

Please change the default mode to 0666.
Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2006-06-20 12:03:08 EDT
Oops, I lie -- we do allow users to create new devices. I'll need to fix that in
the kernel first. 
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2006-06-29 03:59:28 EDT
Fixed in kernel 2.6.17-1.2309_FC6
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2006-09-29 10:16:32 EDT
so, 0666 ??
Comment 4 David Woodhouse 2006-09-29 10:42:34 EDT
Please. And for FC6 too.
Comment 5 David Woodhouse 2007-05-02 03:25:41 EDT
Pretty please?
Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2007-05-02 07:41:38 EDT
fixed in udev-106-4.fc7 ... FC6 will follow

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