Service Pack Installation Does Not Honor Umask - Installs Files World Readable

(Doc ID 2098547.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Network Management for Utilities - DMS - Version and later
Oracle Utilities Network Management System - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The patch bundle installation does not honor umask - installs files world readable.

The Oracle NMS installation process recommends a umask of 027 to improve security. (users who are not the owner or in the group of the owner cannot read/write/execute the file). The profile.template umask is 027.

An audit shows that after installing the  patch, it has created a lot of files that are world readable.

The issue can be reproduced with the following steps:
1.Install patch bundle
2. Query the nms/product/ files to locate any that have read permissions for the world.


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