[Bug 2141] ssh-add refuses to load a public key with permissions that are "too open"

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Tue Aug 20 09:33:12 EST 2013


Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |djm at mindrot.org
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|---                         |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> ---
You can do "cat /path/to/key | ssh-add -" since openssh-5.9 if you
really need to.

We don't want to relax this check, it's a little blunt but it does
ensure that private keys have a basic level of protection. You might
also consider adjusting the mount options of your FAT filesystems so
that they are mount with more restrictive permissions (uid, gid, umask,

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