Log file privileges

By Paladion

February 28, 2007

What sort of privilege on the log file does an application need to log transactions?

  1. Read, Write
  2. Read, Write, Append, Delete
  3. Write, Append
  4. Append

The correct answer is 4. Append.

Read : Allows you to read entries made to the log file which a log file should not be given.

Write: Allows you to overwrite entries on the log file. An attacker can use this privilege to overwrite log entries

Delete: With this privilege, the application can delete the whole log volume.

Append: Allows an application to append new entries to the log file. It does not however make any changed to the existing logs.

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