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Mac OS X tmp folder permissions may be changed by Endpoint Protection

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Article ID: 162173

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Updated On:

Products

Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

The Mac OS X system temporary folder (/tmp or /private/tmp) may occasionally have its permissions changed by Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP for Mac).

Cause

The SEP for Mac SymDaemon process will create and administer its own subfolders and files in the /tmp directory and occasionally may mistakenly adjust permissions on the parent.

Resolution

This issue has been fixed in SEP 12.1 RU6 MP2. Download the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection and upgrade SEP for Mac.