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Bug 216846 - mount doesn't support context options that contain commas
mount doesn't support context options that contain commas
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-11-22 04:43 EST by Karel Zak
Modified: 2007-12-16 17:35 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-16 17:35:16 EST
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Description Karel Zak 2006-11-22 04:43:04 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #211857 +++

Problem description from 104660:

The mount command doesn't support context options that contain commas.
See this message for patches which should be applied to correct the

http: //article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.redhat.security.lspp/1004

-- Additional comment from eparis@redhat.com on 2006-11-21 21:11 EST --
I had no plan of putting a specific patch for FC6 as when davej next updates the
FC6 kernel to 2.6.19 we will get it then.

Comment 1 Karel Zak 2006-11-22 05:03:15 EST
This feature is temporarily disabled in util-linux-2.13-mount-context.patch. 
Comment 2 Josef Kubin 2007-12-16 11:44:57 EST
I've encounter with similar behaviour but not exact the same.

The forced context in this case is completely ignored ...

[root@localhost vmware]# ls -Z /mnt/
drwxr-xr-x  root root system_u:object_r:mnt_t:s0       foo

[root@localhost vmware]# mount -t ntfs-3g -o loop,offset=32256,context=blabla
ntfsImg-flat /mnt/foo/

[root@localhost vmware]# ls -Z /mnt/
drwxrwxrwx  root root system_u:object_r:fusefs_t:s0    foo

[root@localhost vmware]# umount /mnt/foo/

[root@localhost vmware]# mount -t ntfs-3g -o
context=blabla:bleble:blabla,loop,offset=32256 ntfsImg-flat /mnt/foo/

[root@localhost vmware]# ls -Z /mnt/
drwxrwxrwx  root root system_u:object_r:fusefs_t:s0    foo


But not in this case.

[root@localhost vmware]# cat /dev/zero > file
[root@localhost vmware]# mkfs.ext3 file
[root@localhost vmware]# mount -o
loop,context=system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 file /mnt/foo/

[root@localhost vmware]# ls -Z /mnt/
drwxr-xr-x  root root system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 foo
Comment 3 Josef Kubin 2007-12-16 12:43:22 EST
It looks that the bug is dependent on the number of options.
Comment 4 Karel Zak 2007-12-16 17:33:01 EST
mount(8) doesn't mount all filesystems. Try to use /sbin/mount.fuse (or
.ntfs-3g) directly. IMHO this not a problem in mount(8).
Comment 5 Karel Zak 2007-12-16 17:35:16 EST
Closing. FC6 is too old for new features.

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