|robe...@wojo.com||Oct 7, 1999 10:58 pm|
|Robert Wojciechowski Jr.||Oct 7, 1999 11:59 pm|
|Ruslan Ermilov||Oct 8, 1999 12:29 am|
|Stephane Legrand||Oct 8, 1999 1:19 am|
|Robert Wojciechowski Jr.||Oct 8, 1999 2:49 pm|
|Robert Wojciechowski Jr.||Oct 8, 1999 7:39 pm|
|Robert Wojciechowski Jr.||Oct 8, 1999 11:09 pm|
|Robert Wojciechowski Jr.||Oct 11, 1999 12:59 pm|
|ac...@FreeBSD.org||Oct 16, 1999 4:54 am|
|Subject:||kern/14201: setpassent() in libc does not function properly|
|Date:||Oct 7, 1999 10:58:23 pm|
Synopsis: setpassent() in libc does not function properly
Arrival-Date: Thu Oct 7 23:00:00 PDT 1999
Originator: Robert S. Wojciechowski Jr.
Release: FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE i386
FreeBSD max.millenniumworks.com 3.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE #9: Sun Oct 3
02:40:16 EDT 1999 ro...@max.millenniumworks.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/MYKERNEL
(This was taken from another post, just reposting this bug on 3.3-RELEASE)
The manual page for the setpassent(int stayopen) function says :
"The setpassent() function accomplishes two purposes. First, it causes getpwent() to ``rewind'' to the beginning of the database. Additionally, if stayopen is non-zero, file descriptors are left open, significantly speeding up subsequent accesses for all of the routines. (This latter functionality is unnecessary for getpwent() as it doesn't close its file descriptors by default.)"
The problem is that in the file getpwent.c which implements the setpassent() function in the libc, the stayopen variable seems not used. And then, code like setpassent(1) doesn't work as expected.
This problem is particularly annoying with ProFTPD (/usr/ports/net/proftpd) which uses a such code.
The problem is visible using ProFTPD (latest at the time of this bug report is
(Again taken from the previous post. It's a quick one line fix!!)
A patch has been proposed by Adam Mackler (mack...@barter.dewline.com). It adds a "if" to check the value of "_pw_stayopen" BEFORE calling "endpwent()".
Adam Mackler writes:
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 17:50:08 -0400 From: Floody <flo...@evcom.net> Reply-To: prof...@evcom.net To: Karl Pielorz <kpie...@tdx.co.uk> Cc: prof...@evcom.net Subject: Re: [proftpd-l] New ProFTPd user - Security, Incoming and pwd.db?
Ok. I put up a test FreeBSD 2.2.7 system. There appears to be a libc problem with the setpassent() function, which doesn't work on FreeBSD as documented in the man pages (or on any other BSD). This is the heart of the problem. There is no workaround until libc is fixed.
I think the following patch may fix the problem, but I'm afraid I don't know how to rebuild my c library. If you find out if this works can you let me know? Thanks.
*** getpwent.c Wed Aug 19 02:00:13 1998 --- getpwent.c.dist Wed Aug 19 01:58:33 1998 *************** *** 194,201 **** if (rval && (_pw_passwd.pw_name == '+'|| _pw_passwd.pw_name == '-')) rval = 0;
! if (!_pw_stayopen) ! endpwent(); return(rval ? &_pw_passwd : (struct passwd *)NULL); }
--- 194,200 ---- if (rval && (_pw_passwd.pw_name == '+'|| _pw_passwd.pw_name == '-')) rval = 0;
! endpwent(); return(rval ? &_pw_passwd : (struct passwd *)NULL); }
-- Adam Mackler Dewline Communications, LLC 212-505-9149
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