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[Plugin: SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam] File Permissions Prevent Registration

  • blinovitch
    Member

    @blinovitch

    On a 3.0.4 installation of WordPress with Buddypress and other related plugins, I’ve noticed SI Captcha has an issue.

    New users can’t register unless the permissions for folder /captcha-secureimage/captcha-temp set to 0777, apparently. The audio captcha file is usually N-O-N-O when that happens. Setting captcha-temp to 0777 fixes the problem.

    Setting that folder to 0777 seems unwise — and it has to be reset every time the plugin is updated — so I’m wondering what’s causing that.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/

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  • Plugin Author Mike Challis
    Participant

    @mikechallis

    I need a URL to site to even begin to see if I could find the cause.

    My captcha-temp directory works fine at 0755
    It could be a group ownership problem: CHOWN.
    If you do not know how to check that, contact your web host tech support.

    blinovitch
    Member

    @blinovitch

    So I just got shell access to the host directory. ls -l reveals the captcha-temp directory has the same owner and group as everything else there.

    Plugin Author Mike Challis
    Participant

    @mikechallis

    I cannot help you any further with permissions problems, nothing is wrong with the plugin in that regard. contact your web host for support with that.

    blinovitch
    Member

    @blinovitch

    I’ll look into that. Thanks for responding so quickly.

    The folder need to be writable with the user running Apache, in my case, the folder owner was the ftp user, group was the same as apache was using but the permissions was set to 755, changing to 775 solved the problem

    # pwd
    /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/captcha-secureimage
    # ls -l | grep captcha-temp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 wordpress www-data  4096 2011-02-21 10:43 captcha-temp
    # chown g+w captcha-temp
    # ls -l | grep captcha-temp
    drwxrwxr-x 2 wordpress www-data  4096 2011-02-21 10:43 captcha-temp
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