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|Originally Published: Thursday, 21 October 1999||Author: Quentin Cregan|
|Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News||Page: 1/1 - [Printable]|
RedHat 6.1 screen leaves ptys insecure.
The version of screen that shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.1 defaulted to not using Unix98 ptys. Since screen is not setuid root, this means that it leaves the ptys with insecure permissions. The updated packages restore the Unix98 pty support.