4.5 Restrict access to Tomcat temp directory

Information

The Tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/temp/ directory is used by Tomcat to persist temporary information to disk. It is recommended that the ownership of this directory be tomcat_admin:tomcat. It is also recommended that the permissions on this directory prevent read, write, and execute for the world (o-rwx).

Solution

Perform the following to restrict access to Tomcat temp directory:
1. Set the ownership of the $CATALINA_HOME/temp to tomcat_admin:tomcat.
2. Remove read, write, and execute permissions for the world
# chown tomcat_admin:tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/temp
# chmod o-rwx $CATALINA_HOME/temp

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-6

Plugin: Unix

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