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From "Amar Kamat (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3578) mapred.system.dir should be accessible only to hadoop daemons
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2008 04:22:45 GMT

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Amar Kamat commented on HADOOP-3578:

If the jobtracker is shared across users (which it will be) then one could easily find out
the job name by asking the jobtracker for a new job-id and replacing the last _actual_ id
with some number less than that, no? 

> 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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