[Adduser-devel] Bug#782001: general: access granted to /home files of another user

Octavio Alvarez alvarezp at alvarezp.ods.org
Tue Apr 7 07:23:52 UTC 2015

On 04/06/2015 08:20 AM, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 06, 2015 at 12:46:30PM +0200, Björn wrote:
>>     * What led up to the situation?
>> Created new user from a non-root account (using root password prompt within
>> non-root account).
>> Started that new user.
>> Tried to read files from /home of first user.
>> Succeeded.
> This is not an error, works as designed.  You can "dpkg-reconfigure adduser"
> to change this behaviour for newly added users (ie, not the first one),
> existing users' homes need manual chmodding.

What about sane defaults? It could also be dpkg-reconfigured the other 
way around.

Best regards.

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