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From "Aaron Mulder" <ammul...@alumni.princeton.edu>
Subject Re: Security Issue with hot deployer
Date Sat, 25 Nov 2006 17:29:05 GMT
On 11/25/06, David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com> wrote:
> If your machine is unsecured, then people deploying rogue apps in
> geronimo should probably be the least of your worries.
>
> If you are still concerned about the security of the hot deployer,
> you should turn it off.

Except that if the machine is really unsecured, there's little you can
do.  You can turn the hot deployer service off but if someone timed it
right they could edit config.xml and cause the hot deployer to start
next time Geronimo was started.  Or edit the accounts in the
administrative security realm and then just use the deploy tool.  You
could delete things from the repository but they could put them back
there.  Bottom line, if you're concerned about security, I think your
app server file permissions should be locked down, regardless of which
product you're using.

Thanks,
     Aaron

> On Nov 23, 2006, at 10:27 PM, Rakesh Midha wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> > I was wondering if this is a security breach.
> >
> > If I deploy some business critical application names myApp on
> > Geronimo server deployed using deploy tool or hot deployer. Now
> > with deploy tool I cannot change or uninstall this application
> > without Geronimo username and password.
> >
> > If for some reason my machine is unsecured and I am dependent on
> > Geronimo security, one can easily manuplate or uninstall my
> > application by just placing a junk application named myApp in my
> > hot deployer. isn't it a security breach.
> >
> > I think I should be allowed to
> > 1. Configure security settings for Hot deployer
> > 2. Start and stop hot deployment (which can be done by stopping
> > hotdeploy module)
> > 3. One way could be, All the hot deployer operations prompt for
> > username and password on server console.
> >
> > What is your view on this? Am I missing something?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Rakesh
> >
> >
>
>

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