Bug 2594 - Traceback on unreadable user home directory
Summary: Traceback on unreadable user home directory
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VSM Agent (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-12-05 10:01 CET by Erik Forsberg
Modified: 2022-05-17 13:00 CEST (History)
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Description Erik Forsberg cendio 2007-12-05 10:01:30 CET
If a user has a home directory that has the following permissions:

stat /home/user0
  File: `/home/user0'
  Size: 4096            Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   directory
Device: fd00h/64768d    Inode: 5472824     Links: 2
Access: (0700/drwx------)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2007-12-04 13:26:29.000000000 +0100
Modify: 2007-12-03 17:06:53.000000000 +0100
Change: 2007-12-03 17:06:53.000000000 +0100

..the session will fail, with an error message in xinit.log:

Exception while starting child!
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/thinlinc/modules/thinlinc/vsm/sessionstart.py", line 47, in start
  File "/opt/thinlinc/modules/thinlinc/vsm/sessionstart.py", line 340, in start_xvnc
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/user0'

This could be handled in a nicer way. Some possible actions:

*) If create_homedir is True, we could fix the permissions. On the other hand, if an administrator has forbidden a user access to her own home directory, perhaps we should respect that and..

*) Just give an error message in the agent log and return with error to VSM Server.

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