Bug 14285 - anonftp puts binaries in /var
anonftp puts binaries in /var
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anonftp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-07-19 11:05 EDT by Matthew Kirkwood
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-19 11:05:43 EDT
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Description Matthew Kirkwood 2000-07-19 11:05:42 EDT
I couldn't quote the FHS, but I bet it says something about not having
execultables in /var.  Does /var/ftp/bin/ls "Change in normal operation"?

Hell, given the recent reputation of wu-ftpd, maybe it does :-)
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-19 13:02:36 EDT
This is necessary.
wu-ftpd issues a chroot() as soon as an anonymous user logs in for security
reasons, so it can't access anything outside the ftp home directory (/var/ftp),
including the normal ls binary.
The internal ls feature of wu-ftpd is too experimental to use by default, so
there's no way around it.
Comment 2 Matthew Kirkwood 2000-07-19 18:59:02 EDT
Erm... OK.  Is there a chance that this might change mid-7.0 series?  I'd hate
to have to live with this for a full 18-odd months.

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