Bug 623637 - [RHEL 4] Fix nfsd4 permissions problem
Summary: [RHEL 4] Fix nfsd4 permissions problem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 4.8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-12 11:30 UTC by Sachin Prabhu
Modified: 2018-11-14 18:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-06-14 19:56:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
User provided patch (1.03 KB, patch)
2010-08-12 11:33 UTC, Sachin Prabhu
no flags Details | Diff

Description Sachin Prabhu 2010-08-12 11:30:08 UTC
We have a customer request to backport the following patch

commit 7fc90ec93a5eb71f4b08403baf5ba7176b3ec6b1
Author: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu>
Date:   Fri Jun 30 01:56:14 2006 -0700

    [PATCH] knfsd: nfsd: call nfsd_setuser() on fh_compose(), fix nfsd4 permissions problem

This patch also needs to be followed by

commit d1bbf14f37261c2c0dba71404602e1ddcec069d2
Author: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>
Date:   Sun Jul 30 03:03:16 2006 -0700

    [PATCH] knfsd: Fix stale file handle problem with subtree_checking.

which fixes a bug in the original patch.

Copying the description from the earlier patch

From: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu>

In the typical v2/v3 case the only new filehandles used as arguments to
operations are filehandles taken directly off the wire, which don't get
dentries until fh_verify() is called.

But in v4 the filehandles that are arguments to operations were often
created by previous operations (putrootfh, lookup, etc.) using
fh_compose, which sets the dentry in the filehandle without calling

This also means that, for example, if filesystem B is mounted on filesystem
A, and filesystem A is exported without root-squashing, then a client can
bypass the rootsquashing on B using a compound that starts at a filehandle
in A, crosses into B using lookups, and then does stuff in B.

Comment 2 Sachin Prabhu 2010-08-12 11:33:46 UTC
Created attachment 438406 [details]
User provided patch

Patch which combines the changes in 
git commits

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