Insufficient Permissions on home/ ACLs

Bug #967935 reported by Jeffrey Walton on 2012-03-29
This bug affects 1 person
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Linux Mint

Bug Description

Below, Jeffrey is the first system user and an Adminisitrator. Jeffrey was created at system install. Jeffrey added user John Doe (Doe is a standard user account) via the User Accounts applet.

Once the Doe account was created, the standard user was able to read everything from the Adminsitrator's home (and not just Public/).

This behavior is "out of the box" and did not require me to loosen any ACLs.

john@mint-12-x64 ~/ $ cd ..
john@mint-12-x64 /home $ ls
jeffrey john
john@mint-12-x64 /home $ cd jeffrey/
john@mint-12-x64 /home/jeffrey $ ls
Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public Templates Videos
john@mint-12-x64 /home/jeffrey $ cd Documents/
john@mint-12-x64 /home/jeffrey/Documents $ ls
john@mint-12-x64 /home/jeffrey/Documents $ cat test.txt
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 jeffrey jeffrey 4096 2012-03-28 21:52 .
drwxr-xr-x 27 jeffrey jeffrey 4096 2012-03-28 17:23 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jeffrey jeffrey 0 2012-03-28 21:52 test.txt
john@mint-12-x64 /home/jeffrey/Documents $

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