Ticket #277: 0001-Improve-error-reporting-on-file-access-to-client-con.patch

File 0001-Improve-error-reporting-on-file-access-to-client-con.patch, 2.3 KB (added by David Sommerseth, 8 years ago)

[PATCH] Improve error reporting on file access to --client-config-dir and --ccd-exclusive

  • src/openvpn/misc.c

    From e863da27de02fca067d4a6dfdbf997a7f7dd2d50 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
    From: David Sommerseth <davids@redhat.com>
    Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:14:45 +0200
    Subject: [PATCH] Improve error reporting on file access to --client-config-dir
     and --ccd-exclusive
    OpenVPN will do some simple sanity checking at startup to ensure the expected
    files and directories is in place.  However, with --client-config-dir and
    --ccd-exclusive, things are slightly different.  In both cases it is perfectly
    fine that files does not exists, and we cannot know any file names beforehand
    due to these filenames being based upon the certificate's CN field.
    The problem arises when OpenVPN cannot open files inside a directory because
    the directory permissions are too restrictive, have wrong ownership (triggered
    by the usage of --user/--group) or other security mechanisms the OS uses.
    When a client connects, the test_file() function is used to check if a client
    config file has been prepared.  And if not, it continues without trying to read
    it.  So, if the privileges of the running OpenVPN process is not allowed to
    open and read an existing file, OpenVPN will treat this as a non-existing file
    without saying anything.  This is clearly wrong.  So this patch adds an warning
    message in the OpenVPN log if it could not open the file due to lack of
    This will work fine on all *nix based OSes.  Windows however reports 'no such
    file or directory' (errno=2/-ENOENT) even on privilege access errors when the
    directory this file resides is too restrictive.  But there is no easy way to
    work around that.  However, I believe that the initial sanity checking at
    startup will catch that one, as it will check if the directories it needs
    This patch has not been thoroughly tested, so please test!
    Trac: #277
    Trac-URL: https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/ticket/277
    Signed-off-by: David Sommerseth <davids@redhat.com>
     src/openvpn/misc.c | 6 ++++++
     1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
    diff --git a/src/openvpn/misc.c b/src/openvpn/misc.c
    index 7483184..7d7fda8 100644
    a b test_file (const char *filename) 
    861861          fclose (fp);
    862862          ret = true;
    863863        }
     864      else
     865        {
     866          if( errno == EACCES ) {
     867            msg( M_WARN | M_ERRNO, "Could not access file '%s'", filename);
     868          }
     869        }
    864870    }
    866872  dmsg (D_TEST_FILE, "TEST FILE '%s' [%d]",