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Bug 2828 - /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron build DB which cointains all files on mounted fs
Summary: /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron build DB which cointains all files on mounted fs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: crontabs
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-14 23:32 UTC by lim
Modified: 2016-09-23 00:15 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 22:03:33 UTC

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Description lim 1999-05-14 23:32:29 UTC
slocare.cron is runned from root - thust build db which
includes all files - including those in users accounts. This
harms users perivacy and may reveal some location of private

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-17 14:06:59 UTC
the locate program does permissions checking on what it shows you.

Comment 2 openshift-github-bot 2016-09-23 00:15:42 UTC
Commits pushed to master at
edits as per suggestion on issue 2828
Merge pull request #2888 from bfallonf/issue_2828

edits as per suggestion on issue 2828

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