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Bug 1643

Summary: /dev/mixer and /dev/dsp permissions incorrect
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: witten
Component: devAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Description witten 1999-03-21 03:29:52 UTC
File permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer in Redhat 5.9
are 600 when they should be 644 (to allow non-root users to
make use of the sound card).

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-22 21:37:59 UTC
Michael, I assume that this is incorrect as it should be taken care of
by pam-console.  If I am correct, please make a note and close the

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-03-23 01:23:59 UTC
You are most definitely correct.  While the current beta doesn't
have pam_console fully integrated, the upcoming one will, at which
point the permissions will be changed by pam_console by default
and the values to which pam_console sets them will be configurable
in /etc/security/console.perms

Furthermore, the dev rpm is made such that the permissions on
/dev/mixer and /dev/dsp is not verified so that folks can set
local policies without interference from rpm and so that
pam_console doesn't create noise in an rpm -V dev