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Re: worring about YaST in SuSE 9.3 and maybe lower
From: Marcus Meissner <meissner () suse de>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 21:03:49 +0200
On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 09:01:19AM -0000, innate () gmx de wrote:
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worring about YaST in SuSE 9.3 and maybe lower
iam wondering about the installation routine from SuSE linux 9.3 and maybe some lower verisons.
YaST is creating a directory named "/var/adm/YaST/InstSrcManager/IS_CACHE_0x0000000X/DATA/descr" which is
worldwritable by default. the directory contains data like packagenames and pathnames needed for YaST if you install
software. for normal this directory shouldnt be writable by everyone because if you change the install media a new
"IS_CACHE_0x0000000X/DATA/descr" is created which isnt worldwritable.
so you may be able to poising the data which is viewd by root while he is trying to install data. the following data
may be changed for example (file "packages"):
I cannot reproduce this directory being worldwriteable here.
What kind of installation source did you use? CD? ftp?