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Bug 5090 - proble with umask
Summary: proble with umask
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-09-12 18:13 UTC by mal
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-08 21:13:42 UTC

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Description mal 1999-09-12 18:13:14 UTC
there is a problem with
in setup-1.9.2-1 package.
Specifically, when
selecting what umask to set
002 or 022
it checkes for iser id and group id.
If a process has effective user id or effective group id
different a wrong pernission may be set.
(for example if a user does
root will get 002 umask)
A fix to this problem is to test effective UID and effective
GID, not UID and GID as it is now.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-08 21:13:59 UTC
Um, id already does that.

If you just invoke 'su', it's not a login shell, so
/etc/profile is never read, so the umask is inherited
from the parent process.

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