Bug 1045922 - Known bug with the anonymous FTP upload directory, with a workaround
Summary: Known bug with the anonymous FTP upload directory, with a workaround
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: proftpd
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Howarth
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2013-12-22 22:53 UTC by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2015-02-25 13:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: proftpd-1.3.4e-1.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-02-25 13:24:40 UTC
Type: Bug

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An ugly, but workable patch. (737 bytes, text/plain)
2013-12-22 22:53 UTC, Sam Varshavchik
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2013-12-22 22:53:17 UTC
Created attachment 840499 [details]
An ugly, but workable patch.

Description of problem:

Uploading to the anonymous FTP's uploads directory is broken, using Fedora's default configuration. It's a known bug that's been reported upstream; there is a trivial workaround for the meantime.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add -DANONYMOUS_FTP to /etc/sysconfig/proftpd, where indicated.

2. Start proftpd
3. Try to upload something into the uploads directory that the rpm package sets up, by default.

Actual results:

$ ftp localhost
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost (::1).
220 FTP Server ready.
Name (localhost:mrsam): anonymous
331 Anonymous login ok, send your complete email address as your password
                *** Welcome to this anonymous ftp server! ***
     You are user 1 out of a maximum of 10 authorized anonymous logins.
     The current time here is Sun Dec 22 17:39:53 2013.
     If you experience any problems here, contact : root@localhost
230 Anonymous login ok, restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> cd uploads
250 CWD command successful
ftp> put dummyfile.txt
local: dummyfile.txt remote: dummyfile.txt
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||31213|)
550 dummyfile.txt: Operation not permitted
ftp> 221 Goodbye.

Expected results:

The file should be uploaded into the uploads directory.

Additional info:

It's a bug in the interaction between mod_vroot, which is enabled in the default proftpd.conf that's installed by the Fedora package, and the anonymous FTP configuration.

Until this is fixed upstream, the following patch will produce a workable uploads directory.

Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2015-02-05 17:59:21 UTC
Not sure there's ever going to be an upstream fix for this.

I've included the patch in proftpd-1.3.5-5.fc22 and will include it in any further updates for older releases if there are any, but I'm not convinced it's worth doing updates just for this.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-02-10 18:39:50 UTC
proftpd-1.3.5-4.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-02-16 17:52:44 UTC
proftpd-1.3.4e-1.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-02-17 08:01:51 UTC
Package proftpd-1.3.4e-1.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing proftpd-1.3.4e-1.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2015-02-23 08:04:07 UTC
proftpd-1.3.5-4.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-02-25 13:24:40 UTC
proftpd-1.3.4e-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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