On Wednesday 07 January 2009, Frans Pop wrote: > On Wednesday 07 January 2009, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote: > > Bug#511136: inncheck suggests insecure permissions > > Changed Bug title to `/var/log/news is mode 644 on a fresh install of > > lenny' from `inncheck suggests insecure permissions'. > > > > > reassign -1 debian-installer > > > > Bug#511136: /var/log/news is mode 644 on a fresh install of lenny > > Bug reassigned from package `inn2' to `debian-installer'. > > How is this a debian-installer bug? > Debian Installer itself does not create those directories. Even better, a system I installed fairly recently does not even have a /var/log/news directory. Also, AFAICT all directories under /var/log, at least those created by default are world-readable. This suggests to me that packages that want more restricted access should take care of that themselves.
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