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Re: Mailbox vulnerable?



/var/spool/mail should have the following permissions:
drwxrwxrwt (it should have the sticky bit set).

Quoting Hongwei Li <hongwei morpheus wustl edu>:

> Hi,
>
> We have a fc1 box.  We have he permissions setting as:
>
> # ls -ld /var/spool/mail
> drwxrwxr-x  2 root mail 4096 Jun 28 08:43 /var/spool/mail
> # ls -ld /tmp
> drwxrwxrwt  11 root root 24576 Jun 28 08:43 /tmp
>
> The LogWatch always shows the warning:
>
> Mailbox vulnerable - directory /var/spool/mail must have
> 1777 protection
>
> When a regular user (except root) opens pine to read
> mails, he also sees
> this message at the very beninning for about 1 to 2
> seconds.  As I
> understand, the permission drwxrwxr-x is correct.   What
> is wrong?  Do I
> need to change the permission on the mail directory? if
> yes, change it to
> what?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Hongwei
>
>
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