Default Permissions 775

Nov 11, 2007

I was on a server (reseller account) that ran PHPSuexec and default permissions were 755/644 as they should be.

We moved to a new cPanel 11 server and default permissions are 775/664. This is the same on 4 different servers from 4 different hosting companies (all reseller accounts). Three are CentOS, one RedHat Enterprise.

I entered a support ticket for one company and they said the permissions were not right and supposedly fixed it (I have left that company since then so I can't check).

The other hosting companies say their umasks are right and would not change it.

Apparently the apache installation defaults to these permissions which, security wise, seems kinda strange.

Can anyone shed some light on whether or not this is secure and does this mean I'm going to have change permissions evertime I upload files to install shopping carts, billing software etc.? (It's not hard it's just stupid to have to).

Should my hosts change apache system umask (022) to make permissions default to 755/644?

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