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Bug 56593 - umount is improperly allowed for ordinary user
umount is improperly allowed for ordinary user
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 58067
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-11-21 10:55 EST by Richard D. McRoberts
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-04 15:51:45 EST
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Description Richard D. McRoberts 2001-11-21 10:55:05 EST
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Description of problem:
/mnt/hdc6 and /dev/hdc6 are flagged in fstab as ext2 with "noauto,owner"
An ordinary user can umount this partition although he does not have
device file ownership as required by the mount manpage.  Only root
can mount it; the lax enforcement is with umount.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.fstab entry /dev/hdc6 /mnt/hdc6 ext2 noauto,owner
2.ordinary user does NOT own the device file as "mount" manpage says
  he would need if he were to be able to mount/unmount it
3.Only root can mount it, but the ordinary user can unmount it

Actual Results:  umount succeeded when it shouldn't have

Expected Results:  The ordinary user shouldn't have been allowed to umount
the partition

Additional info:

When I tried to "strace" it, the permission was correctly enforced.
Comment 1 Richard D. McRoberts 2001-11-24 20:02:19 EST
Oops, this should of course have been attributed to component "mount", instead
of to util-linux.
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-01-04 15:51:40 EST
Yikes, thanks. I've got a patch in the works.
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2002-01-29 16:36:55 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 58067 ***

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