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System Administration Guide: Security Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I Security Overview

1.  Security Services (Overview)

Part II System, File, and Device Security

2.  Managing Machine Security (Overview)

3.  Controlling Access to Systems (Tasks)

4.  Virus Scanning Service (Tasks)

5.  Controlling Access to Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using the Basic Audit Reporting Tool (Tasks)

7.  Controlling Access to Files (Tasks)

Using UNIX Permissions to Protect Files

Commands for Viewing and Securing Files

File and Directory Ownership

UNIX File Permissions

Special File Permissions (setuid, setgid and Sticky Bit)

setuid Permission

setgid Permission

Sticky Bit

Default umask Value

File Permission Modes

Using Access Control Lists to Protect UFS Files

Preventing Executable Files From Compromising Security

Protecting Files (Task Map)

Protecting Files With UNIX Permissions (Task Map)

How to Display File Information

How to Change the Owner of a File

How to Change Group Ownership of a File

How to Change File Permissions in Symbolic Mode

How to Change File Permissions in Absolute Mode

How to Change Special File Permissions in Absolute Mode

Protecting Against Programs With Security Risk (Task Map)

How to Find Files With Special File Permissions

How to Disable Programs From Using Executable Stacks

Part III Roles, Rights Profiles, and Privileges

8.  Using Roles and Privileges (Overview)

9.  Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks)

10.  Role-Based Access Control (Reference)

11.  Privileges (Tasks)

12.  Privileges (Reference)

Part IV Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Services

13.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Overview)

14.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Tasks)

15.  Oracle Solaris Key Management Framework

Part V Authentication Services and Secure Communication

16.  Using Authentication Services (Tasks)

17.  Using PAM

18.  Using SASL

19.  Using Solaris Secure Shell (Tasks)

20.  Solaris Secure Shell (Reference)

Part VI Kerberos Service

21.  Introduction to the Kerberos Service

22.  Planning for the Kerberos Service

23.  Configuring the Kerberos Service (Tasks)

24.  Kerberos Error Messages and Troubleshooting

25.  Administering Kerberos Principals and Policies (Tasks)

26.  Using Kerberos Applications (Tasks)

27.  The Kerberos Service (Reference)

Part VII Oracle Solaris Auditing

28.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Overview)

29.  Planning for Oracle Solaris Auditing

30.  Managing Oracle Solaris Auditing (Tasks)

31.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Reference)



Chapter 7

Controlling Access to Files (Tasks)

This chapter describes how to protect files in the Oracle Solaris OS. The chapter also describes how to protect the system from files whose permissions could compromise the system.

Note - To protect ZFS files with access control lists (ACLs), see Chapter 8, Using ACLs to Protect Oracle Solaris ZFS Files, in Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.

The following is a list of the information in this chapter.