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Use the find utility to scan for writable directories
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2010, 23:46    Post subject:  Use the find utility to scan for writable directories  

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=2890&tag=nl.e036
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....it is pretty easy to scan a system for directories that have group or world write permissions on BSD Unix and Linux-based systems, if you use the tools you have at your fingertips on a default install. To get verbose output for an audit of directory group and world write permissions across the entire system, the following command works well:

Code:
# find / -type d \( -perm -g+w -or -perm -o+w \) -exec ls -adl {} \;
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