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Bug 44397 - Incorrect permissions (write/execute) when installing POPFile
Summary: Incorrect permissions (write/execute) when installing POPFile
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Stuart Herbert (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-03-11 15:24 UTC by repugnant
Modified: 2004-03-27 16:16 UTC (History)
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Description repugnant 2004-03-11 15:24:48 UTC
After emerging net-mail/popfile-0.21.1 I had trouble running it (including a missing dependency - see bug 44394).  But there are other problems.  The files installed to /usr/share/popfile/ are *world* writeable, which probably represents a security risk.  I think someone could change the modules. I rated this a "Major" bug because I'm not 100% sure of the security problems.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge popfile
2. check out the permissions in /usr/share/popfile/*

Actual Results:  
Most files were user, group, and other writeable

Expected Results:  
Only root should be able to write I guess.
Comment 1 Stuart Herbert (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-17 11:08:06 UTC
Updated the ebuild in portage; it should be appearing on a local rsync mirror in about an hour or so.
Comment 2 Stuart Herbert (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-27 16:05:51 UTC
Closing bug - no feedback from submitter
Comment 3 repugnant 2004-03-27 16:16:06 UTC
I'm sorry for not responding; I didn't realize that I was supposed to try it out, since I had fixed the problem manually myself.  I will pay more attention next time I submit a bug.  Thanks for fixing it :)