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I just recently created my first VPS and installed a LAMP stack with Wordpress. I noticed that 000-default.conf in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled has 777 permissions. This seems suspect to me. Not sure how it got this way. Is this a problem, and what are the correct permissions?

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My server has 000-default.conf with 0644 (-rw-r--r--) permissions in sites-available and as a symlink lrwxrwxrwx in sites-enabled.

You should check the permissions of the file in /etc/apache2/sites-available to make sure it's something sane (at least not world-writable) as the link permissions don't matter (accessing the file through the link uses the target file's permissions)

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Using ls -l I have shown 000-default.conf is owned by root with -rw-r--r--

root@ubuntu:~# cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/
root@ubuntu:/etc/apache2/sites-available# ls -l
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1332 Mar 19  2016 000-default.conf

This was tested for Apache 2.4.18

root@ubuntu:/etc/apache2/sites-available# apache2 -v
Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)
Server built:   2018-04-18T14:53:04

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