Debian Bug report logs - #711172
phpbb3: creates world writable /var/cache/phpbb3/cache/phpbb3/data_hooks.php

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Package: phpbb3; Maintainer for phpbb3 is phpBB packaging team <>; Source for phpbb3 is src:phpbb3.

Reported by: Andreas Beckmann <>

Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:21:02 UTC

Severity: serious

Tags: security

Found in version phpbb3/3.0.11-3

Fixed in version phpbb3/3.0.11-4

Done: David Prévot <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to,,, Jeroen van Wolffelaar <>:
Bug#711172; Package phpbb3. (Wed, 05 Jun 2013 08:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Andreas Beckmann <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: phpbb3: creates world writable /var/cache/phpbb3/cache/phpbb3/data_hooks.php
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:18:46 +0200
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Package: phpbb3
Version: 3.0.11-3
Severity: serious
Tags: security
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package creates a world
writable file:
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root www-data 34 May 29 14:47 /var/cache/phpbb3/cache/phpbb3/data_hooks.php

This was observed on upgrades from sid to experimental.
So far I didn't notice it in any other install or upgrade path.

[phpbb3_3.0.11-3.log.gz (application/x-gzip, attachment)]

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from www-data <> to (Thu, 13 Jun 2013 03:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: www-data <>
Subject: phpBB bugs fixed in revision r687
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:18:54 +0200
# Fixed in r687 by taffit
tag 711172 + pending

These bugs are fixed in revision 687 by taffit
Log message:
Fix chown in cache, closes: #711172

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From: David Prévot <>
Subject: Bug#711172: fixed in phpbb3 3.0.11-4
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:21:52 +0000
Source: phpbb3
Source-Version: 3.0.11-4

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
phpbb3, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
David Prévot <> (supplier of updated phpbb3 package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:35:45 -0400
Source: phpbb3
Binary: phpbb3 phpbb3-l10n
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.0.11-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: high
Maintainer: Jeroen van Wolffelaar <>
Changed-By: David Prévot <>
 phpbb3     - full-featured, skinnable non-threaded web forum
 phpbb3-l10n - additional language files for phpBB
Closes: 711172
 phpbb3 (3.0.11-4) unstable; urgency=high
   * Fix chown in cache (closes: #711172)
   * Fix world-writable directories
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