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Last Post: October 18

I have noticed when editing "General Settings" in the cms, it changes the file permissions of settings.dat.php to 666, when it should be 644 (it is 644 before any changes are made). Is there a fix for this?

Hi zaba, 

Thanks for posting.  Just researching this now.  I think this might be being caused by us calling umask(0) in the CMSB startup.  We had an issue years ago where the default permissions on some servers were setup such that created files weren't able to be viewed.  Can you try this test script to see what the permissions are on your server?  On our server we get 0644 on both.

<?php
  // _testperms.php - test what permissions files get created with on the server.

  // show all errors
  error_reporting(-1);
  ini_set('display_errors', '1');         //
  ini_set('display_startup_errors', '1'); //
  header("Content-type: text/plain");

  // server details
  print "Operating system: " .php_uname(). "\n";
  print "Web server: " .$_SERVER['SERVER_SOFTWARE']. "\n";
  print "PHP running as: " .get_current_user(). "\n";

  // make sure file doesn't exist
  $filepath    = __DIR__ . "/_testperms.dat";
  if (file_exists($filepath)) { unlink($filepath); }
  if (file_exists($filepath)) { die("Filepath already exists! $filepath"); }

  // create file and show permissions
  print "\numask is set to: " .sprintf('%o',umask()). "\n";
  print "Creating file with default permissions: \n";
  file_put_contents($filepath, "test");
  $permissions = substr(sprintf('%o', fileperms($filepath)), -4);
  print basename($filepath) . " $permissions\n";

  // set umask
  print "\nSetting umask to 0\n";
  umask(0);

  // create file and show permissions
  print "\numask is set to: " .sprintf('%o',umask()). "\n";
  print "Creating file with new permissions: \n";
  file_put_contents($filepath, "test");
  $permissions = substr(sprintf('%o', fileperms($filepath)), -4);
  print basename($filepath) . " $permissions\n";

  //
  print "\nDone!";
  
//eof

Let me know what the results are.

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

By zaba - October 5 - edited: October 5

Operating system: Linux lin241.XXXXXX.co.uk 3.2.83 #4 SMP Thu Oct 27 23:38:08 BST 2016 x86_64
Web server: Apache
PHP running as: XXXXXXX

umask is set to: 22
Creating file with default permissions: 
_testperms.dat 0644

Setting umask to 0

umask is set to: 0
Creating file with new permissions: 
_testperms.dat 0644

Done!

This is what happens:

Check settings.dat.php is set to 0644 (OK)

Go in to cmsb --> General settings, change nothing but press save.

Check settings.dat.php it is now set to 0666

Is there something in the save process that is causing this to happen??

Also DOES THE SAME TO ANY NEW IMAGES THAT ARE UPLOADED BY CMSB, IT SETS THEM TO 0666

I never noticed the 0666s before, but see the same for all installs and my test report matches Zaba's.

I have 0644s working now... here's what I did:

1) Changed the init.php umask to 0022 and now see 0644 permissions (that fixed the settings.dat permissions)

2) In upload_functions.php changed the $filepath 0666 to 0644 (that fixed the uploaded image permissions)

That all seems to work for me, but I defer to Interactive Tools for the qualified answer as mine may cause unexpected issues.

~ Deborah

Thanks for posting Deborah. I'll wait for Dave to take a look, and see if this can act as a temporary solution which can then be rolled in to an incremental update (like you said).

Hi Deborah, with no response as yet from IT, I have implemented your fix on one of my development sites, and it does seem to be working. I can't see this being something that will interfere with the normal running of cmsb. Hopefully this can be added to the next update.