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Remove temporary files from data directory after creating AFP resource through AFP Manager in Navigator for i
When creating an AFP resource using AFP Manager in Navigator for i, the temporary file used to create the resource on the IBM i is stored in the /QIBM/UserData/OS400/Navigator/config/data directory. The temporary files are not cleared after the AFP resource is successfully created on the IBM i. Since the temporary files are not cleaned up, some may experience an authority issue if attempting to upload a file with the same name as an existing file after applying the PTF for APAR SE68845. In addition, this is a potential security risk. Page segments and overlays may include signatures or other personal information (PI) or sensitive personal information (SPI). Someone knowledgeable with the process of creating AFP resources on the IBM i can use the temporary file in the /QIBM/UserData/OS400/Navigator/config/data directory to create a new resource and use it for other purposes.
- Overlay or page segment is created using Windows AFP print driver - Overlay or page segment is imported through AFP Manager in Navigator for i - After a period of time, the overlay or page segment is changed - The updated object has the same name as the old object - The import through AFP Manager in Navigator for i fails due to an authority failure - The existing object in the /QIBM/UserData/OS400/Navigator/config/data directory has *PUBLIC *EXCLUDE as it was created before the PTF for APAR SE68845 was applied - After clearing the directory or file, or renaming the file, the resource is successfully imported and created on the IBM i
Security exposure: - Dr. Evil knows the newly created overlay or page segment includes a signature - Dr. Evil doesn't have authority to the final AFP resource on the IBM i, but does have authority to /QIBM/UserData/OS400/Navigator/config/data directory - Dr. Evil follows well known, published instructions for creating a new AFP resource using the temporary file - Dr. Evil now has a second copy of the AFP resource and authority to use it
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