Adobe CS 5 - Permission issues


Hi guys,

I am wondering if some of you guys experience the same problems as we do. We have Adobe Deployment Packages for our Imaging process. Everything works fine after installing, but I have a big permission issue as well.

Our students are pretty smart and look for folders in /Library/ where 'everyone' has write permissions. Than they search e.g. for Terminal and copy it to this folder, because my white listed pathes via MCX are:


Blacklisted pathes via MCX for Applications:


I double checked many times the permissions on my /Library. Only directories I found where 'everyone' has write permissions are from the /Library/Application Support/Adobe/ folders.

find /Library/Application Support/ -type d -perm -o+w -exec ls -lad {} ;
drwxrwxrwt  3 root  admin  102  4 Apr 16:14 /Library/Application Support//Adobe/Adobe PCD/cache
drwxrwxrwx  3 root  admin  102  4 Apr 16:10 /Library/Application Support//Adobe/Bridge CS5 Extensions/Workspaces
drwxrwxrwx  2 root  admin  68  4 Apr 16:10 /Library/Application Support//Adobe/Extension Manager CS5
drwxrwxrwx  6 root  admin  204  4 Apr 16:14 /Library/Application Support//Adobe/SLStore
drwxrwxrwx  2 root  admin  68  4 Apr 16:09 /Library/Application Support//Adobe/SLStore_v1
drwxrwxrwx  3 root  admin  102  4 Apr 16:14 /Library/Application Support//

Now I restricted /Library/ as well, but this brings others issues up e.g. I cannot run SystemProfiler without entering Admin credentials.

I have no idea and googled so much, but I cannot really find a solution. Tried to remove -w- for 'everyone' on all Adobe folders. Afterwards none Adobe product could launch anymore and Adobe's support article says (sorry it's the German support article). But what it is saying is, you need to have rwxrwxrwx on the /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SLStore folders.

I really would like to get that fixed, so I can unrestrict running applications from /Library/ again.

Hopefully you guys can help!