Bug 1744535 - stats-writer permission denied
Summary: stats-writer permission denied
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michal Hlavinka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-08-22 11:22 UTC by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2020-05-26 18:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 18:02:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Tom Horsley 2019-08-22 11:22:14 UTC
Description of problem:

Using fetchmail to suck mail off servers and feed it to my local dovecot server. The fetchmail rc file uses the "mda" directive to send them mail through /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver.

Since some update of dovecot (not sure when, since I didn't notice right away), I now get the logs from running fetchmail filled up with:

lda(tweety,)Error: net_connect_unix(/var/run/dovecot/stats-writer) failed: Permission denied

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above

Actual results:
permission denied errors

Expected results:
clean log files

Additional info:

Presumably if I make a /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-stats.conf file and set access permissions on /var/run/dovecot/stats-writer to 0666, this will go away, but I have no idea if that is a reasonable solution in general. Seems like there ought to be a secure mechanism for deliver to write stats if it insists on trying.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 20:37:47 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-05-26 18:02:33 UTC
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