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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

On Sun, Jan 31, 1999 at 10:10:25PM -0500, Brian White wrote:
> I understand.  My point, however, was that anyone who exports those things
> on purpose could just as easily copy the file, ftp it, email it, or
> whatever.  Plugging a whole in the side of a boat doesn't help when the
> boat has no bottom.

No, the mod_roaming directory is 0750 and is owned www-data.www-data.
You _can't_ get to it without this method. Also I have several
databases that are only accesible to the server with mode 640, and I
know that .htpasswd files in the main web directory should also only be
accesible with similar modes. These are protected files, and the admin
expects other things to honor these modes. With out the suggested fix,
it leaves the system vulnerable, and the admin has a false sense of
security with his web server.

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