Bug 490561

Summary: ntop: access.log created world-writable
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, huzaifas, ocs2
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Reopened, Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2010-03-22 17:34:12 UTC Type: ---
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Description Vincent Danen 2009-03-17 00:04:27 UTC
It was reported to Ubuntu that ntop creates the access log world-writable when the --access-log-file option is used.

This option is not used in Fedora or Red Hat by default and is not noted in the configuration file.  It is, however, noted in the ntop manpage.  It would require the root user to add this option to the configuration in order for this file to be created.

This is a low severity issue.

A possible fix would be the following patch:

--- http.c.org  2009-03-16 16:28:10.000000000 -0700
+++ http.c  2009-03-16 16:27:55.000000000 -0700
@@ -1298,6 +1298,7 @@ void printHTMLtrailer(void) {
 void initAccessLog(void) {
   if(myGlobals.runningPref.accessLogFile) {
+    umask(0137);
     myGlobals.accessLogFd = fopen(myGlobals.runningPref.accessLogFile, "a");
     if(myGlobals.accessLogFd == NULL) {
       traceEvent(CONST_TRACE_ERROR, "Unable to create file %s. Access log is disabled.",

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2009-03-17 00:07:11 UTC
Forgot to note the Ubuntu bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntop/+bug/325393

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-03-17 09:11:55 UTC
ntop-3.3.8-3.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 3 Rakesh Pandit 2009-03-17 09:16:31 UTC
Fixed in rawhide and submitted an update to bodhi. Will take some time to reach updates.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2009-03-17 09:52:56 UTC
Please do not close 'Security Response' bugs that may affect other products as well.  Thank you!

Comment 5 Rakesh Pandit 2009-04-13 14:32:18 UTC
This has been pushed into stable. Why not close it now ?? Which other products it effects ?? I am confused.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-04-13 19:46:06 UTC
ntop-3.3.8-3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Vincent Danen 2009-04-14 16:13:02 UTC
Hi, Rakesh.  Fedora is not the only product shipping this (EPEL5 and HPC also ship it).

Comment 8 Tomas Hoger 2009-04-21 08:08:34 UTC
Upstream bug:

Upstream commit: