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Delete and chmod (6 posts)

  1. john
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    For security reasons, which files should I delete (other than the gm-2-b2 and blogger-2-b2 conversion files), and are there any "sensitive" files/directories that I need to make sure are chmod'd to a specific number?
    Thanks
    John

  2. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    First, delete links.all.php if you have it. The upgrade files and installation files, just as wp-install.php, upgrade-070-to-071.php, and the two you listed are not a security problem if you leave them, but to keep things I always delete them once I'm done installing or upgrading.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Is there a security risk in file: (root)/wp-links/links.all.php ?

  4. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yes, and it is being actively exploited. That's why we've said in the announcement email and in the forums to delete it, and it has been removed from the release.

  5. john
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    How about the chmod thing for sensitive files--if there are any? And thank you for the quick response. I made sure I didn't have those files in my folders.
    John

  6. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I can't think of any WordPress-specific instructions for sensitive files. The normal precautions taken for other web software should apply here.

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