Closed Bug 107513 Opened 23 years ago Closed 23 years ago

Can't change params on installation with no webservergroup


(Bugzilla :: Administration, task, P1)




Bugzilla 2.16


(Reporter: justdave, Assigned: myk)




(1 file), if you have no webservergroup supplied in localconfig, sets the
permissions on the data directory to drwxrwxrwt - that is, world writable with
the sticky bit set.

The stated purpose of the sticky bit is that any given user can only delete
files that they created.

However, it also appears to restrict you from moving/renaming files in that
directory as well, if you're not the owner of the directory.

The Param() function attempts to build a data/params file if there are missing
params in it by merging the defaults with the existing params file and writing
it to a new file, then renaming the new file to the old filename.

I've duplicated this both on Mac OS X (darwin) and on Red Hat 6.2 (linux)

This especially hurts a new install because any CGI in Bugzilla will crash with
a 500 Server Error because the data/params file doesn't exist and it can't
create one.  On an existing install, trying to run editparams.cgi silently fails
to update the changes you made (and doesn't tell you that either)
making this a release blocker since it's outright broken.

I don't like the idea of making the directory world-writable without sticky, but
that does fix the problem...
Severity: critical → blocker
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.16
Maybe we could have a directory inside data for the params to be stored 
and have sticky off on that. That way data can still be sticky, but the 
params can be deleted and replaced.
See also bug 122110
Comment on attachment 76501 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v1: turns off sticky bit for data directory

r= justdave
Attachment #76501 - Flags: review+
unfortunate side effect of running it without access to the webservergroup.
Comment on attachment 76501 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v1: turns off sticky bit for data directory


Note that does chmod 0777 "data", after trying to
create the data dir for you, then does chmod 0666 "data/params", so this isn't
safe even with a webserver group - the params file is world writable. Should I
file a separate bug on that, or do you want to handle it here?
Attachment #76501 - Flags: review+
-> patch author
Assignee: justdave → myk
Myk, this is ready for checkin.
writing the params should not attempt to create the data directory at all.  It
should fail (and say so) if the data directory doesn't exist, because it means
the admin never ran  File a separate bug on that.

As for the chmod 666 on the params file, that's irrelevant, because if world
read/execute access isn't given to the data directory (as is the case if you
have webservergroup set) then no one can get into the directory to see the
world-writable file anyway.  Though for consistancy that should probably be
dealt with, too.  That can probably go in the above new bug if it's worth
dealing with.
No, this is still a bug. Filed bug 134575.
Checking in;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/,v  <--
new revision: 1.134; previous revision: 1.133
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
*** Bug 118082 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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