InformationThe Tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/logs directory contains Tomcat logs. It is recommended that the ownership of this directory be tomcat_admin:tomcat. It is also recommended that the permissions on this directory deny read, write, and execute for the world (o-rwx).
Restricting access to these directories will prevent local users from maliciously or inadvertently altering Tomcat's logs.
SolutionPerform the following to restrict access to Tomcat log files:
Set the ownership of the $CATALINA_HOME/logs to tomcat_admin:tomcat.
# chown tomcat_admin:tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/logs
Remove read, write, and execute permissions for the world
# chmod o-rwx $CATALINA_HOME/logs
The default permissions of the top-level directories are 770.