Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426004
/etc/cron.d has permissions 700 - readable/executable only by root
Last modified: 2008-11-25 19:16:04 EST
Description of problem:
Not sure what the advantage is of hiding this directory from non-root users and
requiring root privileges just to see the names of the files added to the crontab.
Shouldn't this have perm 755 like cron.monthly, cron.weekly, cron.daily, etc.?
Are there any secrets we are trying to hide here from non-root users?
Anybody following this bug?
It really is a PITA to have /etc/cron.d hidden.
It means I need to sudo/su just to check what are the cron programs being run.
Please either explain rationale for this non-standard perm or correct.
Either should be easy and quick allowing closure of this bug
Anybody following this bug? If so any reason not to fix since fix is soooo easy?
You're right, but I'd rather fix more bugs in one update.
vixie-cron-4.2-8.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
vixie-cron-4.2-8.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.