Bug 1022577 - open_basedir value conflicts with Dns.php code
Summary: open_basedir value conflicts with Dns.php code
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: horde
Version: 19
Hardware: noarch
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: fst_owner=Sparks
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-23 14:52 UTC by Xavier Van Dessel
Modified: 2015-02-17 17:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-02-17 17:47:28 UTC

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Description Xavier Van Dessel 2013-10-23 14:52:39 UTC
Description of problem:

On one side, this is a code snippet from

  if (is_readable('/etc/resolv.conf')) {

On the other side, this is part of the http configuration file for horde which is distributed with fc18 horde package (and most probably several other variant RPMs):

         php_admin_value open_basedir 

This states that the http engine should not be allowed to access any 
data outside the specified directories when running horde code.

It is clear that both statements are contradictory: testing whether 
you can read /etc/resolv.conf, but also installing a rule that you 
cannot access it.

The only net effect are repeated useless error messages in the syslog like this one:

Oct 23 16:19:22 XXXXX HORDE: [turba] PHP ERROR: is_readable(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/etc/resolv.conf) is not within the allowed path(s): (/usr/share/horde:/etc/horde:/usr/share/pear:/tmp:/usr/share/php) [pid 30697 on line 15 of "/usr/share/pear/Horde/Core/Factory/Dns.php"]
Oct 23 16:24:22 XXXXX HORDE: [turba] PHP ERROR: is_readable(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/etc/resolv.conf) is not within the allowed path(s): (/usr/share/horde:/etc/horde:/usr/share/pear:/tmp:/usr/share/php) [pid 30697 on line 15 of "/usr/share/pear/Horde/Core/Factory/Dns.php"]
Oct 23 16:29:22 XXXXX HORDE: [turba] PHP ERROR: is_readable(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/etc/resolv.conf) is not within the allowed path(s): (/usr/share/horde:/etc/horde:/usr/share/pear:/tmp:/usr/share/php) [pid 30697 on line 15 of "/usr/share/pear/Horde/Core/Factory/Dns.php"]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
horde 5.1.4 upgrade
turba 4.1.2 upgrade

How reproducible:
, then upgrade (via pear upgrade) horde and turba to the mentioned levels. Access the horde system.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install horde from fc19 RPM (verify the horde.conf contents)
2. using pear upgrade and/or install, get horde 5.1.4 and turba 4.1.2
3. log on to the horde system
4. check the messages system log or httpd logs for open_basedir related errors.

Actual results:
See PHP ERROR log above

Expected results:
no errors: either horde should not read /etc/resolv.conf, or open_basedir should not forbid it.

Additional info:
Note that turba is only needed as it calls Dns.php. Most probably there are other horde modules using it.

Similar bug submitted to the horde bug system, where they refuse to recognize this as a bug because they don't manage the horde.conf file. The link to their bug:
(I could not find the horde bug tracker in the drop-down list of the external bug item below).

Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2014-08-21 16:46:59 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 2 Eric Christensen 2014-11-20 21:20:17 UTC
Package has been retired.  Leaving bug open for anyone that may un-retire the package.

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