Home dirs shouldn't be world readable

Bug #675560 reported by Olaf van der Spek
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #48734: Home permissions too open. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: adduser

By default, home dirs are world readable. From a privacy and security perspective, this should not be the case.

tags: added: privacy
security vulnerability: no → yes
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Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This is not a bug, but rather expected behavior:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/Policies#Permissive%20Home%20Directory%20Access

Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

security vulnerability: yes → no
security vulnerability: yes → no
Changed in adduser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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