Bug 689770 - rhncfg-manager not able to deploy files with owner/group unknown to system
rhncfg-manager not able to deploy files with owner/group unknown to system
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 479087
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Configuration Management (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Lestach
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Blocks: sat541-triage
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Reported: 2011-03-22 08:08 EDT by Andreas Bleischwitz
Modified: 2012-03-08 04:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-22 16:49:40 EDT
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Description Andreas Bleischwitz 2011-03-22 08:08:51 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to "download-channel" using rhncfg-manager fails if the owner/group of a configfile is unknown to the system. Susequent files are not deployed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a configfile owned by a user unknown to the system.
2. try to download this file using "rhncfg-manager download-channel"
Actual results:
Python stack-trace:
  File "/usr/share/rhn/config_common/utils.py", line 248, in set_file_info
    uid = pwd.getpwnam(finfo['username])[2]
KeyError: 'getpwnam(): name not found: xxxx'

Expected results:
A warning should be displayed, uid/gid should be set to root.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andreas Bleischwitz 2011-04-28 04:06:37 EDT
Found another position of this BUG:

/usr/share/rhn/config_common/transactions.py (122 + 136)
Comment 3 Tomas Lestach 2011-06-21 05:43:04 EDT
This might be a security issue.

I do not recommend switching file owner/group to root in case the user isn't present in the system.

Nowadays a UserNotFound exception is raised, what I mean is a correct behavior.
Comment 4 Clifford Perry 2011-06-22 16:49:40 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 479087 ***

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