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Bug#423436: unsuitable file-permission/-ownership for DAV-lockfile

Package: apache2
Version: 2.2.3-4

Hi there,

I've stumbled upon a problem when activating Apache's DAV-module which
is availabe with the apache2-base-package.

After enabling the dav-module using "a2enmod dav" and setting up a usual
DAV-directory everything seemed to work fine.
Files could be viewed and downloaded from the DAV-directory.
However, write-access wasn't possible. (Strange error messages came up
when trying to upload a file.)

I found out that the module-configuration ("dav_fs.conf") located in
/etc/apache2/mods-enabled had the following entry:

     DAVLockDB /var/lock/apache2/DAVLock

That "DAVLock"-file in /var/lock/apache2 was owned exclusively by

     -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12288 2007-05-10 15:02 DAVLock

Since the Apache2-server is run by "www-data" a more suitable ownership
and/or different file access permission should be applied.

Changing the above to

     -rw-rw-r-- 1 root www-data 12288 2007-05-10 15:02 DAVLock

worked just fine.

I'm using Debian 4.0 (Etch); Kernel 2.6.18-4-686.

Thanks a lot and keep on maintaining such a wonderful system like Debian!


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