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Old 12-06-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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Is it safe to use those perms ?

Ok i finally think all my permissions are set and everything works

can u tell me if its secure to have
chmod -R 767 /home/*

i mean if i dont give the execute right to the Others (using chmod 766 instead), users cant log on the ftp server.

Can user execute scripts in their accounts that could hurt my server ?

thx for your time
i really appreciate
Old 12-07-2003, 03:00 AM   #2
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any one ?
Old 12-07-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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This feels like I've come in half way through a thread so I'm not quite sure where you're coming from and what's behind your need to make the file permission change.

Having said that, the effect of making the change you mention is that
- Any user can create and delete files in any directory under /home (so if you have 5 users with their own home directories, they will all be able to delete each others' files, for example).

Beyond this the effect depends on whether a user is a member of the group that the dir/file is owned by. Group permissions override world permissions.

For example, if a file had permissions 767, owned by user joe and group staff, user joe would be able to execute the script and so would any user not in group staff. Users in group staff would not be able to execute the script (but could still edit it and, if they had write permission to the parent directory, could delete it).

Dangerous? Shouldn't be as long as the users don't have any special privelages and the security is reasonably tight (e.g no SUID files lying around). Secure? Only if allowing all users full access to each others' files is what you want to achieve.


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