4.11 Restrict access to Tomcat logging.properties

Information

logging.properties is a Tomcat files that specifies the logging configuration. It is recommended that access to this file has the proper permissions to properly protect from unauthorized changes.

Solution

Perform the following to restrict access to logging.properties:
1. Set the ownership of the $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties to
tomcat_admin:tomcat.
2. Remove read, write, and execute permissions for the world.
3. Remove write permissions for the group.
# chown tomcat_admin:tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties
# chmod g-w,o-rwx $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/266

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-6

Plugin: Unix

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