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authorTilghman Lesher <tilghman@meg.abyt.es>
Tue, 8 Apr 2008 16:54:21 +0000 (16:54 +0000)
committerTilghman Lesher <tilghman@meg.abyt.es>
Tue, 8 Apr 2008 16:54:21 +0000 (16:54 +0000)
https://origsvn.digium.com/svn/asterisk/branches/1.4

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r113399 | tilghman | 2008-04-08 11:51:28 -0500 (Tue, 08 Apr 2008) | 6 lines

Add security note on astgenkey's manpage.
(closes issue #12373)
 Reported by: lmamane
 Patches:
       20080406__bug12373.diff.txt uploaded by Corydon76 (license 14)

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contrib/scripts/astgenkey.8

index 8f83259..328a4d2 100644 (file)
@@ -109,6 +109,21 @@ Run quietly.
 Don't encrypt the private key.
 .RE
 
+.SH SECURITY
+The keys are created, using the umask of the user running the command.
+To create the keys in a secure manner, you should check to ensure that
+your umask is first set to disallow the private key from being world-
+readable, such as with the following commands:
+
+.I umask 0066
+
+.I astgenkey yourkey
+
+And then make the key accessible to Asterisk (assuming you run it as
+user "asterisk").
+
+  chown asterisk /var/lib/asterisk/keys/yourname.*
+
 .SH FILES
 .I /var/lib/asterisk/keys
 .RS