Bug 74849 - Unsecure permissions for swap file
Summary: Unsecure permissions for swap file
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: Security
: 84805 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-02 07:24 UTC by Łukasz Trąbiński
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-23 11:50:41 UTC
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Description Łukasz Trąbiński 2002-10-02 07:24:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
0755 permissions mode for swap file is a wrong idea. After upgrade (from RH 7.3)
it's look like this
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root     269484032 Oct  1 16:41 SWAP
Anyone can do something like this:
strings SWAP |grep root
sometimes we can find in swap file many interesing things like /etc/shadow.
I think, that's 0600 permission mode are more secure.

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1.Upgrade system from RH 7.3

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-02 18:43:24 UTC
Fixed in CVS

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
Time tracking values updated

Comment 3 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-03 09:26:43 UTC
Close this as fixed in RHL9?

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-03 20:10:30 UTC
*** Bug 84805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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