Article ID: 118754, created on Nov 19, 2013, last review on Nov 19, 2013

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk Automation


Customer with chrooted access to server over SSH, is able to list directories, that do not belong to the current chroot environment.

For example, customer can list content of '/var/www/vhosts/' using crontab scheduled task

    * * * * * /bin/ls /var/www/vhosts/ > /tmp/test1


Crontab entry for required customer was created incorrectly. The SHELL record is missing.


  1. Access Customer Control Panel -> Websites&Domains -> Web Hosting Access -> Access to the server over SSH and make sure that it set up to /bin/bash(chrooted).

  2. Connect to the corresponding web service node which hosts subscription as administrator and open FTP user crontab file:

    crontab -e -u FTP_user 

    Where is a login of the default FTP user for subscription.

    Add following record in crontab:


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