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Old 10-06-2008, 05:49 AM   #1
marting
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What does "message capability" mean? (as used in tiger report)


I have run tiger on my etch system, and gone through the results.
I have been able to sort all the messages into resolved/wontfix/understoodbutnosolutionyet.
However, there is one message tiger gave me where I have no idea what it is even talking about:

# Performing common access checks for root (in /etc/default/login, /securetty, and /etc/ttytab...
--WARN-- [root003w] Root user has message capability turned on.

tigexp root003w:
The root user should not have the message capability turned on.
This could lead to inadvertent modification of files with the root user
is logged in.

Of course I tried googling for it, but could not find anything relevant. Can anybody enlighten me?

EDIT: Should be in Linux-Security, only spotted it afterwards...

Last edited by marting; 10-06-2008 at 06:26 AM.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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--WARN-- [root003w] Root user has message capability turned on.
AFAIK "message capability" here is 'man 1 mesg'. Add '(/path/to/)mesg n' to your /root/.bashrc.
 
  


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