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Bug#310982: smbmount does not honor uid and gid options with 2.4 kernel

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 07:44:25PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:42:33PM +0900, Horms wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 04:19:28AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > reopen 310982
> > > tags 310982 security
> > > thanks
> > > 
> > > samba 3.0.14a-4 didn't make the cut for sarge, so this bug is still present
> > > in the release.  That being the case, it would be far better to fix this bug
> > > in the kernel instead of in smbfs.
> > Hi Steve,
> > I'm kind of trying to read your mind here, but are you thinking
> > of just making a kernel that doesn't do SMB_CAP_UNIX at all?
> I think the best answer is for the kernel to track whether
> uid,gid,fmask,dmask options were specified, and if so, to ignore the
> permission info sent by the CAP_UNIX-enabled server.
> That may require changes to the ioctl interface, though; I'd have to check
> again whether there's any distinction between not setting the option, and
> setting the option to 0.

Sorry for being slack about this. I scraped together a few moments to
look into this. parse_options() in fs/smbfs/inode.c seems to handle
the options parsed to a mount, and it does indeed seem to differentiate
betwen an unset option and an option set to 0. I'll poke a bit futher
to find where to put your suggested hack, but I have to run now.


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