Bug 1276652 - Wildcard patterns in command arguments not expanded
Wildcard patterns in command arguments not expanded
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sos (Show other bugs)
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high Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Shane Bradley
Martin Frodl
: Regression
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Blocks: 1274384
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Reported: 2015-10-30 07:30 EDT by Martin Frodl
Modified: 2016-05-10 17:07 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: sos-3.2-38.el6
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Last Closed: 2016-05-10 17:07:56 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:0819 normal SHIPPED_LIVE sos bug fix and enhancement update 2016-05-10 18:39:56 EDT

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Description Martin Frodl 2015-10-30 07:30:08 EDT
Description of problem:

Some plugins collect the output of commands with paths containing a wildcard expression in their arguments. These wildcards are never expanded.

For instance, ipa plugin collects the output of the following command:

    ls -la /etc/dirsrv/slapd-*/schema

Having created a sample directory matching this pattern, the actual output of the ls command is:

# ls -la /etc/dirsrv/slapd-*/schema/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Oct 30 07:07 .
drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 Oct 30 07:07 ..

What sosreport collects, however, looks like this:

# cat sosreport-blabla/sos_commands/ipa/ls_-la_.etc.dirsrv.slapd-_.schema
ls: cannot access /etc/dirsrv/slapd-*/schema/: No such file or directory

There are other plugins affected by this bug, so far I know about md and smartcard.

This bug was not present sos-2.2-68.el6.noarch.

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Comment 3 Pavel Moravec 2016-01-13 04:54:03 EST
Reproduced outside sos:

import os
from subprocess import Popen, PIPE, STDOUT

args = ['timeout', '300s', 'ls', '-la', '/etc/dirsrv/slapd-*/schema/']

def _child_prep_fn():

p = Popen(args, shell=False, stdout=PIPE,
          bufsize=-1, env=os.environ, close_fds=True,
stdout, stderr = p.communicate()

print "status: %s, output: %s" %(p.returncode, stdout.decode('utf-8', 'ignore'))


status: 2, output: ls: cannot access /etc/dirsrv/slapd-*/schema: No such file or directory
Comment 4 Bryn M. Reeves 2016-01-13 05:41:32 EST
It's a regression as we no longer run commands under a shell:

commit 46b6c3d39f923d19fa7fcfec96c1cf2d23c768be
Author: Bryn M. Reeves <bmr@redhat.com>
Date:   Sun Apr 6 18:01:33 2014 +0100

    Call Popen with shell=False
    Fixes Issue #253.
    Signed-off-by: Bryn M. Reeves <bmr@redhat.com>

I am not inclined to revert this: it protects us from bugs and potential security problems where the shell expands values in unintended ways.

My preference for a fix is to use glob.glob() to expand _only_ glob syntax in the argument list before passing the string to shlex.split().
Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 17:07:56 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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