[Adduser-devel] Bug#442627: adduser: Please, consider 0750 as default permission to user's directories

Joao Eriberto Mota Filho eriberto at eriberto.pro.br
Sun Sep 16 16:38:50 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: 3.102
Severity: wishlist

The 0755 permission allow single users to see the home directory of the others users. Please, consider 
to use 0750 as default permission to each home directory created by adduser command. IMHO, it is an 
important action to preserve the security of the users. Other option is to set the debconf question 
about this issue as high.

Thanks in advance.


Eriberto - Brazil

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-k7
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.11       Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-7      The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
  adduser/homedir-permission: true

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