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Security update for permissions


(Last modified: 10JAN2006)

solutions Security update for permissions SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9e276275f6e10fd604a49a4d71e3dd17)

Applies to

Package: permissions
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10815
Release: 20060110
Obsoletes: cd99cc1034cc89ae4051288a7e0a8b21


Everyone should update.



Problem description

It is technically impossible to change permissions files in of world writeable directories that don't have the sticky bit set in a secure way. This update therefore removes /var/lib/xmcd/discog from /etc/permissions*.
Furthermore permissions handling of files below /var/games is removed. To be able to change permissions of directories in world writeable directories in a secure way a slash must be appended to the path in the /etc/permssions* file. This update corrects missing slashes amongst others for /usr/src/packages/*


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh permissions.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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