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From "bradley childs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HADOOP-9999) allow access to the DFS job submission + staging directory by members of the job submitters group
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:34:05 GMT
bradley childs created HADOOP-9999:
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             Summary: allow access to the DFS job submission + staging directory by members
of the job submitters group
                 Key: HADOOP-9999
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9999
             Project: Hadoop Common
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 2.0.5-alpha
         Environment: linux
            Reporter: bradley childs


The job submission and staging directories are explicitly given 0700 permissions restricting
access of job submission files only to the submitter UID. this prevents hadoop daemon services
running under different UIDs from reading the job submitters files.  it is common unix practice
to run daemon services under their own UIDs for security purposes.

This bug can be demonstrated by creating a single node configuration, which runs LocalFileSystem
and not HDFS.  Create two users and add them to a 'hadoop' group.  Start the hadoop services
with one of the users, then submit a map/reduce job with the other user (or run one of the
examples).  Job submission ultimately fails and the M/R job doesn't execute.

The fix is simple enough and secure-- change the staging directory permissions to 2750.  i
have demonstrated the patch against 2.0.5 (along  with another fix for an incorrect decimal->octal
conversion) and will attach the patch.

this bug is present since very early versions.  i would like to fix it at the lowest level
as  it's a simple file mode change in all versions, and localized to one file.  is this possible?

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