Bug 20826 - inn should NOT install cron files owned by user "news"!
Summary: inn should NOT install cron files owned by user "news"!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-14 11:43 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-12-03 16:12:04 UTC

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Description Chris Evans 2000-11-14 11:43:38 UTC

If you look in /etc/cron.* (hourly, monthly, etc)., there are some files owned by
user news.

I could be wrong, but doesn't this make user news equivalent to user root?

These cron files should be owner by user root, group root.

Note that there have been plenty of user news compromises in the past!

Comment 1 Henri Schlereth 2000-12-03 16:12:01 UTC
Additionally, on an upgrade the news.crit, news.err, news.notice retain root ownership settings and inn(news) cannot access them.
6.2 -->7.0

Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2001-01-22 13:07:44 UTC
Should all be resolved with next rpm in rawhide. Thanks a lot
for this report.

Comment 3 Daniel Roesen 2001-01-22 13:28:23 UTC
Isn't that issue a candidate for a security errata update?

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