Thu Mar 14 19:37:12 PST 2002 — We’ve found and fixed incorrect permissions settings on a large number of user’s FTP incoming directories. Setting permissions of read/write/execute on these directories allows pirates to dump stolen software into the directory to be downloaded by others, and is generally a bad thing.
Please set permissions for incoming directories to write/execute only for group and other, eg drwx-wx-wx, or mode 0733. This allows people to upload into the directory so that they can submit files to you, but not to list the contents or download from the directory. 130 directory permissions were fixed. -Dane