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Bug 4637 - /dev/console have wrong permissions
Summary: /dev/console have wrong permissions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dev
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-21 07:37 UTC by pianosolo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-23 14:34:36 UTC

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Description pianosolo 1999-08-21 07:37:01 UTC

A bug about /dev/console has been reported here :

But no one seems to have made the changes in the
distribution (?!?).

Currently, /dev/console is (600,root,root). Running "cd /dev
; ./MAKEDEV console" turns /dev/console to (622,root,tty).

I suggest an erratum for package "dev" to correct this
problem right at the source.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-23 14:34:59 UTC
/dev/console is now automatically assigned ownership to the user that
is logged in by the PAM authentication subsystem, so this is not
necessary.  It will also automatically revert to root ownership when
the console user logs out.

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