InformationThe Tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/conf directory contains Tomcat configuration files. 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) and deny write access to the group (g-w).
Restricting access to these directories will prevent local users from maliciously or inadvertently altering Tomcat's configuration.
SolutionPerform the following to restrict access to Tomcat configuration files:
Set the ownership of the $CATALINA_HOME/conf to tomcat_admin:tomcat.
# chown tomcat_admin:tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/conf
Remove write permissions for the group and read, write, and execute permissions for the world.
# chmod g-w,o-rwx $CATALINA_HOME/conf
The default permissions of the top-level directories are 770.