What is Negative permissions

Leslie Jensen leslie at eskk.nu
Mon Sep 23 11:05:07 UTC 2013

In the daily security run I see the following:

Checking setuid files and devices:

Checking negative group permissions:
3791965 -rwxr--r-x  1 admin  wheel  172 Mar  9 10:59:55 2011

Is it just a reminder that the group has no x permissions or should I 
give those permissions?



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