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Bug 260108

Summary: net-misc/netkit-fingerd: finger man-page typo may cause newbies to set home directory world-writable
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Ole Christian Tvedt <olechrt>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: dschridde+gentoobugs, sam
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: Man file fix for finger

Description Ole Christian Tvedt 2009-02-24 10:27:04 UTC
The man page of finger (from =net-misc/netkit-fingerd-0.17-r3) says that the users home directory needs to be world-executable for the .nofinger file to be found by finger, which is correct. It also says in parenthesis (o+w), which would not set the execute bit, but the write bit for everyone.

I'm attaching a patch that fixes the typo.

I have tried submitting this upstream, but the mail address given in the README bounces ( As far as I understand, netkit is orphaned.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Ole Christian Tvedt 2009-02-24 10:27:47 UTC
Created attachment 183001 [details, diff]
Man file fix for finger