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Wexecutable-is-not-world-readable

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.319. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Please refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.9 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/permissions

The following 7 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 17 times.

We found 13 overrides. The tag performed 24% of the time.