From: Nick Cleaton <nms-cgi-support@li...> - 2002-11-28 21:02:07
On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 05:52:16AM -0000, J Addison wrote:
> I have installed the formmail script and it works perfectly .... for
> about a day. Then somehow the permissions on the script get changed
> from 755 to 644. This has been going on for several days. Would there
> be any reason why an isp would do this? Is it something that would
> automatically be executed by the server to stop the script?
Yes, some ISPs will assume that any file called FormMail.pl is the old
insecure one and automatically remove its execute permission. The best
way around this is to upload FormMail.pl under another name (such as
herring.pl for example) and change your HTML form to use herring.pl
instead of FormMail.pl.