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Bug 770 - "startinnfeed" binary can be run by any user!!
Summary: "startinnfeed" binary can be run by any user!!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inn
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-01-09 22:24 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-12 17:17:47 UTC

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Description Chris Evans 1999-01-09 22:24:32 UTC
The permisions on /usr/lib/news/startinnfeed are hazardous.
I suspect this binary isn't intended to be world-executable.
By removing world execute permission from this binary only
people in group news can run the "startinnfeed" task.

The problem with current permissions is that _any_ user
can ruin system performance by starting a new news feed
at a time of their choice.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-01-12 17:17:59 UTC
Thank you for your suggestion and it has been noted. We will consider
it for any upcoming releases.

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