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Security Bulletin: TADDM – Security improvement: More restricted permission on TADDM files on UNIX-like servers.

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TADDM security improvement deployed started from TADDM and in TADDM 7.2.2 that restrict access to TADDM files on UNIX-like servers.

Vulnerability Details

Default TADDM file permission on UNIX-like servers, by default are 755 (rwx r-x r-x), that allow all machines users have access to TADDM configuration files and logs (that can contain sensitive information)

CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score:
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

TADDM 7.1.2, and through (fix included in TADDM and TADDM


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Workarounds and Mitigations

1. Stop TADDM
2. On TADDM server login to taddmuser (user defined during TADDM installation), and change recursively files/directories privileges:
# chmod -R o-rwx $COLLATION_HOME/..
3. Add to ~/.profile line: umask 027 , to ensure that log file create also will have the same privileges.
# cat ~/.profile
umask 027
4. After relogin to taddmuser check if umask is changed to new value:
# umask
5. Restart TADDM

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Change History

7 May 2014: Original Copy Published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018