Bug 244864 - vsftpd file listing issue with wildcard
Summary: vsftpd file listing issue with wildcard
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vsftpd
Version: 4.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Martin Nagy
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-06-19 15:11 UTC by Martin Poole
Modified: 2016-07-26 23:46 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0793
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-15 16:08:09 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch to perform speculative scan forward on * match (1.02 KB, patch)
2007-06-19 15:11 UTC, Martin Poole
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0793 normal SHIPPED_LIVE vsftpd bug fix update 2007-11-14 18:37:40 UTC

Description Martin Poole 2007-06-19 15:11:14 UTC
Description of problem:

The wildcarding code misses trivially valid cases

  ls *1

will match


but will fail against


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. create files on server  A1 A21 A11
2. ftp in and ls *1
Actual results:

ftp> ls *1
 227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,2,3,61,93)
 150 Here comes the directory listing.
 -rw-rw-r-- 1 500   500   0 Jun 11 00:30 A1
 -rw-r--r-- 1 0   0   0 Jun 12 01:55 A21

Expected results:

ftp> ls
 227 Entering Passive Mode (10,1,2,3,227,184)
 150 Here comes the directory listing.
 -rw-rw-r-- 1 500   500   0 Jun 11 00:30 A1
 -rw-rw-r-- 1 500   500   0 Jun 11 00:35 A11
 -rw-r--r-- 1 0   0   0 Jun 12 01:55 A21

Additional info:

The problem is due to the fact the match code is not greedy enough. Having found
a match it needs to speculatively scan for further matches without a permanent

Comment 1 Martin Poole 2007-06-19 15:11:15 UTC
Created attachment 157377 [details]
patch to perform speculative scan forward on * match

Comment 11 John Poelstra 2007-08-29 18:04:24 UTC
A fix for this issue should have been included in the packages contained in the
RHEL4.6 Beta released on RHN (also available at partners.redhat.com).  

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Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-15 16:08:09 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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