Bug 4637 - /dev/console have wrong permissions
/dev/console have wrong permissions
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dev (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
http://www.xfree86.org/FAQ/#LinuxConsole
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Reported: 1999-08-21 03:37 EDT by pianosolo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-23 10:34:36 EDT
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Description pianosolo 1999-08-21 03:37:01 EDT
Hi!

A bug about /dev/console has been reported here :
http://www.xfree86.org/FAQ/#LinuxConsole

But no one seems to have made the changes in the
distribution (?!?).

Currently, /dev/console is (600,root,root). Running "cd /dev
; ./MAKEDEV console" turns /dev/console to (622,root,tty).

I suggest an erratum for package "dev" to correct this
problem right at the source.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-23 10:34:59 EDT
/dev/console is now automatically assigned ownership to the user that
is logged in by the PAM authentication subsystem, so this is not
necessary.  It will also automatically revert to root ownership when
the console user logs out.

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