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Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 07:58:31 +0000
From: bo0od <>
Subject: Re: [FD] Scope of Debian's /home/loser is with permissions 755,
 default umask 002

I see this is fixed in Whonix/Kicksecure which they are like hardened 
debian, One for anonymity (whonix), and one for clearnet (KickSecure). I 
doubt any distro fixed/hardened that.

Maybe this is interesting:

Georgi Guninski:
> On Debian /home/loser is with permissions 755, default umask 0022
> (If you don't understand the numbers, this means a lot of
> files are world readable).
> On multiuser machines this sucks much.
> Question: How much sensitive data can be read on default install?
> Partial results:
> 1. mutt (text email client) exposes ~/.mutt/muttrc,
> which might contain the imap password in plaintext.
> 2. Some time ago on a multiuser debian mirror we found a lot of data,
> including the wordpress password of the admin.
> 3. Anything created by EDITOR NEWFILE is readable, unless the directory
> prevents. This include root doing EDITOR /etc/NEWFILE
> Debian said won't fix:
> Consider contracting me for gnu/linux security,
> CV:
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