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Bug 1451801 - "setfacl --restore" fails due to use of uninitialized memory
Summary: "setfacl --restore" fails due to use of uninitialized memory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: acl
Version: 6.9
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Kamil Dudka
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
Depends On: 1451820
Blocks: 1464897
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-05-17 14:41 UTC by Renaud Métrich
Modified: 2020-09-10 10:35 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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: 1451820 1464897 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2018-06-21 08:45:47 UTC
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Suggested fix (470 bytes, patch)
2017-05-17 14:41 UTC, Renaud Métrich
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Description Renaud Métrich 2017-05-17 14:41:57 UTC
Created attachment 1279726 [details]
Suggested fix

Description of problem:

When using "setfacl --restore <aclfile>" command, the command may fail when setting ACLs because of the reading of unitialized memory, causing unexpected code path to be executed.

Requesting backport of

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Always on customer setup, never on mine.

Additional info:

Backporting fixed the issue.

Comment 3 Kamil Dudka 2017-05-17 14:59:31 UTC
As discussed privately, this is easy and safe to backport.  Moreover, the fix is already verified in customer's environment.

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