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Bug 49818 - /var/lock has incorrect ownership
/var/lock has incorrect ownership
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: filesystem (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-07-24 08:37 EDT by greg hosler
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-24 08:37:44 EDT
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Description greg hosler 2001-07-24 08:37:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
/var/lock is used by uucp, among others, to write lock files into.
Specifically, uucico (of uucp), will write temp PID files into
/var/lock. uucico runs suid/sgid uucp.uucp - /var/lock needs to
be group owned uucp, otherwise uucp (and other SGID applications which
should also be group uucp owned) which need to create/check tmp PID
files will fail.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ls -l /var | grep lock

Actual Results:  drwxr-xr-x    6 root     root         1024 Jul 24 20:52

Expected Results:  drwxrwxr-x    6 root     uucp         4096 Jul 24 20:45

    ^^^                  ^^^^

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as a reference, check RH7.1 and all earlier releases.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-24 17:16:39 EDT
This is intentional. Group writable /var/lock introduces too many security concerns.

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