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HSM: WORM_lite Files Can Be Overwritten (Doc ID 2642106.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 5.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle HSM Write Once Read Many (WORM) file systems let you make files read-only and enforce retention for a specified period. The 'lite' implementations let root users shorten retention periods, delete files and directories, and delete volumes using the sammkfs command.  Both standard and emulation modes have both a strict WORM implementation and a less restrictive 'lite' implementation, that relaxes some restrictions for root users.   The lite implementations let root users shorten retention periods, delete files and directories, and delete volumes using the file-system creation command sammkfs. 

However, an issue was found with the lite implementation where worm_lite files can be replaced/deleted/changed by any user and not just the root user.




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