Changed permissions on /etc in RL9.4 genericcloud image

Can I ask why the latest RL9.4 image changes /etc to have group writable permissions please? Not saying its not OK - it tripped up something (munge daemon) and I’m just wondering why this change would have been made?

# Rocky-9-GenericCloud-Base-9.3-20231113.0.x86_64.qcow2
[rocky@sb-rl9-3 ~]$ ls -ld /etc/
drwxr-xr-x. 93 root root 8192 Jun  5 14:54 /etc/

# Rocky-9-GenericCloud-Base-9.4-20240523.0.x86_64.qcow2
[rocky@sb-rl9-4 ~]$ ls -ld /etc/
drwxrwxr-x. 88 root root 8192 Jun  5 14:54 /etc/

I encountered the same issue using the AWS Marketplace AMI for 9.4. The /etc permissions have changed, which prevented sendmail from operating properly. As far as I know, /etc should not be group writeable.

It is likely a result of how kiwi (our image builder) operates. This is not something we actually did on purpose. See here, as our latest images fix the permissions.

@neil will need to ensure the fixed images are uploaded to the relevant cloud accounts in AWS. Note that this will take some time.