/root default permisions

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 01:57:14 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 11:36:59PM +0200, Martin Vana wrote:

> I installed FBSD 5.3 Beta 3 - Default install, and as a regular user
> I can 'cat /root/.cshrc' or any other file in admin's directory?
> is it a bug?

No, that's not wrong.  The /root directory should be mode 755, which
means anyone can chdir to it, or list the contents.  In a freshly
installed system there isn't anything in that directory where
disclosure of file contents would be greatly deleterious to security.
The important thing is that no-one other than root can *write* to that



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