Service Pack Installation Does Not Honor Umask - Installs Files World Readable
Last updated on NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Network Management for Utilities - DMS - Version 22.214.171.124.0 and later
Oracle Utilities Network Management System - Version 126.96.36.199.0 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 188.8.131.52.2 patch, it has created a lot of files that are world readable.
The issue can be reproduced with the following steps:
1.Install 184.108.40.206.2 patch bundle
2. Query the nms/product/220.127.116.11.2 files to locate any that have read permissions for the world.
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