Lintian Reports

W executable-is-not-world-readable

All reports of executable-is-not-world-readable for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

All executables should be readable by any user. Since anyone can download the Debian package and obtain a copy of the executable, no security is gained by making the executable unreadable even for setuid binaries. If only members of a certain group may execute this file, remove execute permission for world, but leave read permission.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.9 (Permissions and owners) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Emitted (non-overridden): 17, overridden: 4, total: 21

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

amanda-server 1:3.5.1-2+b4 (binary) (Jose M Calhariz <>)

fis-gtm-6.3-007 6.3-007-1+b1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>) overridden

integrit 4.1-1.1+b11 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

qmail 1.06-6.1 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)