As per our understanding, .k5login file is similar to ssh authorized_keys. A user put his keys in the authorized_keys file to ssh to a server without password.

However ssh correctly check that only the ownerhas write access (600) to authorized_keys but the same check is not perform for k5login file. Anybody with write access to another user's home directory could potentially add a .k5login file with his kerberos id to take control of that user.

Basically, in userok_k5login function, we do have a check to verify if .k5login file is owned either by the user or root. Can we also have a additional check to verify the permissions of this file to be at 600 ?