A bug about /dev/console has been reported here :
But no one seems to have made the changes in the
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.
/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.