[CentOS] Best way to secure apache web root

Geerd-Dietger Hoffmann ribalba at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 06:49:26 UTC 2009


Hey

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Stephen Nelson-Smith
<stephen at atalanta-systems.com> wrote:
> I have a site running drupal.  The apache user therefore needs to be
> able to write certain files (CSS files for example).
>
> I also have a directory under my web root which is a SAN mount, to
> which apache must be able to write.
>
> What is the most secure way to implement this?
>
> I am thinking:
>
> chown -R root:apache /var/www/html
> chmod -R 0750 /var/www/html
> chown apache:apache for where need to write
>
> Is there a better way?

This might be an idea
http://www.faqs.org/docs/securing/chap29sec254.html

and this

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/ch-acls.html

of course disabling execution of files in your upload dir is really important.

Cheers Didi

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