Bug 861996 - abrt-retrace-client: checks for corrupted dump dir are inconsistent
abrt-retrace-client: checks for corrupted dump dir are inconsistent
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abrt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michal Toman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-01 10:36 EDT by David Kutálek
Modified: 2015-03-22 20:41 EDT (History)
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Description David Kutálek 2012-10-01 10:36:49 EDT
Description of problem:

abrt-retrace-client already refuses problem directory with link to file like /var/log/audit/audit/log, but link to /dev/random is not refused and process is eating memory to send it.

# ln -s /var/log/audit/audit.log ./coredump
# abrt-retrace-client batch -d ./
Your problem directory is corrupted and can not be processed by the Retrace server.
The archive contains malicious files (such as symlinks) and thus can not be processed.
# rm ./coredump 
rm: remove symbolic link ‘./coredump’? y
# ln -s /dev/random ./coredump
# abrt-retrace-client batch -d ./

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Same as with link to regular file - refusal

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Comment 1 Michal Toman 2012-10-08 10:11:25 EDT
Fixed in git

commit bdc72b45aa943bd7284f0684f5573bc628e7c174
Author: Michal Toman <mtoman@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Oct 8 14:12:19 2012 +0200

    retrace-client: check whether all included files are regular
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-12-20 03:55:07 EST
abrt-2.0.20-1.fc18,btparser-0.24-1.fc18,libreport-2.0.20-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-12-20 04:45:30 EST
abrt-2.0.20-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-12-20 20:29:37 EST
Package abrt-2.0.20-1.fc18, btparser-0.24-1.fc18, libreport-2.0.20-1.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing abrt-2.0.20-1.fc18 btparser-0.24-1.fc18 libreport-2.0.20-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-01-11 20:16:12 EST
abrt-2.0.20-1.fc18, btparser-0.24-1.fc18, libreport-2.0.20-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-02-25 21:38:16 EST
abrt-2.0.20-1.fc17, btparser-0.24-1.fc17, libreport-2.0.20-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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