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Bug 2090397 - dbus-common: sysusers entry does not match specfile setup
Summary: dbus-common: sysusers entry does not match specfile setup
Alias: None
Deadline: 2022-08-15
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dbus
Version: 8.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: David King
QA Contact: Petr Schindler
Depends On:
Blocks: 2118226
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-05-25 16:41 UTC by Luca BRUNO
Modified: 2022-11-08 12:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dbus-1.12.8-20.el8
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Clone Of:
: 2118226 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2022-11-08 10:53:59 UTC
Type: Bug
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Issue Tracker RHELPLAN-123384 0 None None None 2022-05-25 17:01:53 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:7769 0 None None None 2022-11-08 10:54:09 UTC

Description Luca BRUNO 2022-05-25 16:41:48 UTC
The dbus specfile creates a `dbus` user and group with `81` as static IDs:

However the `dbus-common` package ships a sysusers.d fragment under `/usr/lib/sysusers.d/dbus` which creates a user/group with dynamic ID allocation:
# sysusers.d snippet for creating the D-Bus system user automatically
# at boot on systemd-based systems that ship with an unpopulated
# /etc. See sysusers.d(5) for details.

u dbus - "System Message Bus"

To fix misalignment, it would be good to update the sysusers fragment to use `81` as the UID/GID too.

Comment 1 Luca BRUNO 2022-05-25 16:45:45 UTC
This also affects Fedora and RHEL9. I didn't want to create a swarm of duplicate tickets, but it would be good to start fixing it there until eventually reaching 8.6.

Comment 2 Colin Walters 2022-07-07 15:54:46 UTC
Hmm.  I think though in theory, dbus could actually use a dynamic user.  Or really even better, there's no reason AFAIK it couldn't use `DynamicUser=yes` and not use sysusers or useradd at all.

Comment 3 Luca BRUNO 2022-07-08 08:19:32 UTC
For tracking purposes on the Fedora side, I copied this report to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2105177 for F36.

Comment 4 Luca BRUNO 2022-07-14 09:10:13 UTC
It turned out that there are filesystem entries in OS content owned by the `dbus` user/group, so a dynamic ID is likely not a great solution in this case.

In particular, there is at least a setGID binary shipped by the `dbus-daemon` at `/usr/libexec/dbus-1/dbus-daemon-launch-helper` and owned by the `dbus` group:

For this specific user/group, I believe that a sysusers.d fragment with the Fedora-allocated static UID/GID may be the best option.

Comment 10 Petr Schindler 2022-08-15 23:01:43 UTC
dbus user is set to 81 in dbus-common in dbus-1.12.8-20.el8. No regression found during testing. All tests pass.

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2022-11-08 10:53:59 UTC
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 (dbus bug fix and enhancement update), 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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