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Security update for permissions

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(Last modified: 17OCT2005)


solutions Security update for permissions SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (edeece9a87d211ef0c08ea0e95918b32)

Applies to

Package: permissions
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10516
Release: 20051017
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone who has programs with sgid games or xmcd installed should update.

Contraindications

None.

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/*.

Solution

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

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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