Perl.Santy making /forum folder unaccessible

NeoAJ

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Hello everyone :)

My friend's server caught Perl.Santy, he was using an old version of phpBB.
(http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/perl.santy.html)

His site is ok, he has access to everything, except to the folder 'forum'
Can't open it, can't change permissions... Not in an ftp client either.

Does anyone know if I can get the rights back on that folder? If so, how?
Everything I try to do to it now fails... I hope someone can help me :)


AJ
 

linux-image

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if the permissions have been taken away; then i guess u willl have to get to your host to retrieve it. It will be easy for them to make the change.

Merry Christmas !!
 

NeoAJ

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o.o

Allright. Umm, installed fresh in forums instead of forum...
Used a new database prefix... But when I change it back to the old database, this is what I get:

phpBB : Critical Error

Could not open ashGrunge template config file

DEBUG MODE

Line : 335
File : /home/xxx/public_html/forums/includes/functions.php
Anyone here have any experience with this? Or should I just try it on the phpbb forums?
 

brianoz

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Nearly any FTP client will allow you to change the permissions on a folder. Simply open the folder containing the busted folder, and select "chmod" or "properties". Compare the values to a working folder and reset them to what they should be.

Happy Christmas :)