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Old 04-05-2011, 05:06 PM
Michael Biebl
 
Default Processed: Bug#620458: base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp

Am 05.04.2011 18:29, schrieb Marco d'Itri:
> On Apr 05, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
>
>> Very bad idea imho, I'm strongly against it.
>> The point of /run is not to create a second /tmp, where everyone can write into.
> Agreed, I really do not want to consider the security implications of a
> world-writeable {,/var}/run.
> Programs which use /run are supposed to use a subdirectory anyway.

Yeah. Daemons which drop privileges would have a properly owned subdirectory in
/run. Such a subdirectory would be setup by a privileged process. Usually that
is done in the sysv init script itself, although I'd like us to provide a more
declarative mechanism for that.

Cheers,
Michael

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