No matter how secure you think you are, that'll change as soon as
someone else logs in to your machine, even to do some legit work. Having
your web files owned by the same user that runs Apache will allow a
remote user to exploit a bug and erase all those nobody:nobody files..
Michael Turley wrote:
>> Something I've often meant to find out...
>> Say you have a fairly secure apache installation
> (.htaccess disallowed, no cgi/scriptalias, no ssi,
> etc.) running as user nobody why is it a bad idea to
> have files under the doc root owned by nobody (perms
> 644)? I assume its because anybody can su to user
> nobody if they have a shell. Is there another reason?
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