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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3578) mapred.system.dir should be accessible only to hadoop daemons
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:07:45 GMT

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Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-3578:

I'd propose making the submit directory local to each user.


I think it would simplify things a lot, especially since the job tracker already has the user's
hdfs credentials. Note that this should likely be in the system directory's file system...

> mapred.system.dir should be accessible only to hadoop daemons 
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-3578
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3578
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>            Reporter: Amar Kamat
> Currently the jobclient accesses the {{mapred.system.dir}} to add job details. Hence
the {{mapred.system.dir}} has the permissions of {{rwx-wx-wx}}. This could be a security loophole
where the job files might get overwritten/tampered after the job submission. 

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