SOLVED Transfer Tool: ctl_dir /root/.libnet-openssh-perl/ is not secure

Aug 7, 2012
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When I attempt to connect to another server (using Plesk), I receive "ctl_dir /root/.libnet-openssh-perl/ is not secure".

The password is correct, as I can SSH manually.

I have tried removing "/root/.libnet-openssh-perl/" and allowing the script to re-generate it, and I have tried changing the permissions on /root/ to 500, but nothing has worked.

Please advise.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Can you verify which version of cPanel is installed on this system? Also, please post the output from the following commands:

Code:
stat /root/.libnet-openssh-perl
stat /root
Thank you.
 
Aug 7, 2012
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Sorry I forgot to include the cPanel / OS version; CENTOS 6.9 standard - v68.0.26

Code:
[email protected] [~]# stat /root/.libnet-openssh-perl
  File: `/root/.libnet-openssh-perl'
  Size: 4096            Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   directory
Device: 823h/2083d      Inode: 11665409    Links: 2
Access: (0700/drwx------)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2018-01-22 16:44:01.928872546 +0000
Modify: 2018-01-22 16:44:01.928872546 +0000
Change: 2018-01-22 16:46:05.635794638 +0000
Code:
[email protected] [~]# stat /root
  File: `/root'
  Size: 4096            Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   directory
Device: 823h/2083d      Inode: 11534337    Links: 22
Access: (0550/dr-xr-x---)  Uid: ( 1002/ UNKNOWN)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2018-01-22 16:46:11.853690205 +0000
Modify: 2018-01-22 16:44:01.928872546 +0000
Change: 2018-01-22 16:46:23.162500271 +0000
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It looks like the UID on the /root directory is set to 1002/UNKOWN. Try running the following command to correct this:

Code:
chown root.root /root
Thank you.
 
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