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bin/47362: cron is too restrictive on file permissions
>Synopsis: cron is too restrictive on file permissions
>Arrival-Date: Mon Dec 24 17:10:00 +0000 2012
>Originator: Brian Marcotte
>Release: NetBSD 6.0
Public Access Networks, Corp.
System: NetBSD k1.nyc.access.net 6.0 NetBSD 6.0 (PANIX-XEN-STD) #0: Sun Oct 14
15:57:33 EDT 2012
We were getting these in the syslogs when we upgraded to NetBSD 6:
(root) BAD FILE MODE (tabs/root)
The file is read-only because it is in RCS:
-r-------- 1 root wheel 961 Mar 13 2012 /var/cron/tabs/root
I don't believe it's a security problem for the file to be read-only by
root. Cron should allow this mode.
In src/external/bsd/cron/dist/database.c, process_crontab():
I'm not sure why "eqmode" is needed at all. It seems to me that just
setting "badmode" to 077 is enough (which may get changed to 022 if
fname is NULL).
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