Jump to content

chmod 777 in the Ubuntu postinst script


Recommended Posts

Hi there,

may I ask the reasoning for the following lines in the Ubuntu postinst script:

# HACK: temporary perms until we fix xauthority issue
chmod 777 /var/log/synergy
chmod 777 /var/lib/synergy
chmod 777 /etc/synergy

With the little customer facing documentation there is (the changelog.gz in the .deb has the sole entry 'Initial release' for 2.0.2), opening multi-user machines to trivial DoS should at least be documented and not accidentally be found during debugging...


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...