Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 623637
[RHEL 4] Fix nfsd4 permissions problem
Last modified: 2018-11-14 13:47:21 EST
We have a customer request to backport the following patch
Author: J. Bruce Fields <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Author: NeilBrown <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
Created attachment 438406 [details]
User provided patch
Patch which combines the changes in