Bug 166986 - Vsftpd option 'user_config_dir' creates "500 OOPS: reading non-root config file" on user ftp login
Vsftpd option 'user_config_dir' creates "500 OOPS: reading non-root config fi...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vsftpd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 203675
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Reported: 2005-08-29 09:37 EDT by Jaak Simm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.0.3-9
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Last Closed: 2005-08-31 06:02:20 EDT
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A better patch (1023 bytes, patch)
2006-06-21 11:54 EDT, Patrick Monnerat
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Description Jaak Simm 2005-08-29 09:37:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
I specified option 'user_config_dir' (=/some/dir) in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf. After doing that, all users that did not have a personal config file under the directory 'user_config_dir' received the following error, when logging into the ftp server:
 331 Please specify the password.
 500 OOPS: reading non-root config file
 Login failed.
 421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

If a personal config file (even an empty one) was placed into the user_config_dir the user was able to log in. My 'user_config_dir' did only contain user config files nothing else, and all of them were owned by root.

The bug does not exist in FC3 (with vsftpd-2.0.1-5). There users that do not have a personal config file can log in without a problem (with the option 'user_config_dir' set).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add 'user_config_dir' to /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
2. (create the specified directory 'user_config_dir' and restart vsftpd)
3. Login to the ftp server with an ordinary user.

Actual Results:  Received error:
 500 OOPS: reading non-root config file

Expected Results:  Successful login to the ftp server.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2005-08-31 06:02:20 EDT
True, that's a small bug in one of my patches :)  Fix is comming rightaway. 
Comment 2 Patrick Monnerat 2006-06-21 11:54:25 EDT
Created attachment 131291 [details]
A better patch

Patch "vsfptd-2.0.3-user_config.patch" in rawhide and FC5 version (2.0.4-1.2)
is bad: it does not work all the time because it checks undefined data after an
error occurs (file not found error).
This is a better patch, ignoring user configuration files that do not success
on stat(). It REPLACES the 2.0.3 patch (i.e.: the 2.0.3 patch must not be
applied before the new one).
I think this bug should then be reopened, and reclosed when the new patch is
applied to downloadable updated package!
Comment 3 Maros Barabas 2006-09-19 06:55:53 EDT
Could you test the last version (vsftpd-2.0.5 in rawhide) and send a result please?

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