Oracle VM Storage Repository Files Are World Writable

(Doc ID 1243306.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version: 2.2 and later   [Release: OVM22 and later ]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


After installing the Oracle VM, you find that all files have world writable permission in repositories, for example:
#ls -l /var/ovs/mount/<repository>/sharedDisk:
total 101376000
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root         3896 Aug 31 11:14 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root         3896 Sep 11 03:33 ..
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 103809024000 Aug 31 11:17 disk.img


A fresh Oracle VM server installation.


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