Devuan bug report logs - #692
openrc: command_user flag in openrc-run does not function properly

Package: openrc; Severity: grave; Reported by: Adam <anoriginale.mailaddress99@gmail.com>; Keywords: debian; Done: Mark Hindley <mark@hindley.org.uk>; Maintainer for openrc is (unknown).

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Subject: Fixed in Debian's openrc 0.45.2-1
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Source: openrc
Source-Version: 0.45.2-1
Done: Mark Hindley <leepen@debian.org>

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
openrc, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
attached.

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 1015765@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
pp.
Mark Hindley <leepen@debian.org> (supplier of updated openrc package)

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Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 15:32:06 +0100
Source: openrc
Architecture: source
Version: 0.45.2-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: OpenRC Debian Maintainers <openrc@packages.debian.org>
Changed-By: Mark Hindley <leepen@debian.org>
Closes: 973245 1015765
Changes:
 openrc (0.45.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
 .
   * d/watch: update to version 4 and fix path.
   * New upstream version 0.45.2
     - includes fix for CVE-2018-21269 (Closes: #973245).
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     - bump debhelper compat to 13.
     - add Build-Depends meson, pkg-config.
     - bump Standards Version to 4.6.1 (no changes).
   * debian/patches:
     - remove obsolete d/p/0001-no-rpath.patch.
     - delete patches applied upstream.
     - convert to meson
     - refresh.
   * d/rules:
     - convert to meson
     - override libexecdir to keep existing non-multiarch path.
     - cleanup and remove cruft.
   * Simplify d/rules and multiarch handling with dh-exec.
   * Install bash and zsh completions.
   * d/not-installed: add uninstalled files.
   * .gitignore backup files.
   * d/openrc.lintian-overrides:
     - update changed tag name.
     - update to pointed format.
     - remove unused override.
   * sh/start-stop-daemon.sh: use src:dpkg s-s-d compatible --chuid
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Subject: Re: bug#692: openrc: command_user flag in openrc-run does not
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On Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 03:32:28PM -0500, Adam wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> Will do. Many thanks for the guidance.

Thanks.

Mark

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Adam,

I think this explains what is going on[1]. Basically, both Debian ships it's own
version of start-stop-daemon in dpkg and the arguments are different from the
Openrc implementation. See man start-stop-daemon(8).

This is definitely a Debian bug; please submit a report there. It maybe that
patching sh/start-stop-daemon is the right fix in Debian as it can only be
calling dpkg's s-s-d.

Thanks

Mark

[1]  https://github.com/OpenRC/openrc/issues/383


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Adam,

Thanks for this.

On Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 12:36:04PM -0500, Adam wrote:
> Package: openrc
> Version: 0.42-2.1

Openrc is not a forked package in Devuan and we use Debian's packages directly
without recompilation. Therefore this issue is present in Debian and should be
reported there to be fixed. However, I am aware that Debian's openrc is not well
maintained at the moment. In fact I did the last upload as an NMU. Debian's
package is only 0.42 whereas Github has 0.45.2.

Reporting it there is still probably the best course. If we can find a fix, then
I can probably do another NMU.

> Severity: grave
> Tags: newcomer security
> Justification: user security hole
> 
> Dear Maintainer,
> 
> openrc-run's command_user flag does not function properly. If both a
> user and group are specified, an error is returned:
> "start-stop-daemon: user '$user:$group' not found", even if that user
> and group exist. If only the user is specified, the script will run,
> but as root, rather than as the user specified (which is the intended
> behavior); the username specified is then passed to the command run as
> an argument (not intended behavior).
> 
> I was able to make this option work as intended by editing
> /lib/rc/sh/start-stop-daemon.sh, and changing --user in line 58 to
> --chuid. I have not submitted a PR because in upstream,


Which upstream do you mean here, Debian or Github?

> --chuid is
> being deprecated in favor of --user, which does the same thing and
> therefore there is no issue. On Devuan, however, these flags
> apparently do different things, which causes this problem. I don't
> understand very well Devuan's package's differences from upstream or
> why this difference exists,

There are none wrt openrc, so I think a difference in behaviour is unlikely. Can
you demonstrate it?

Thanks

Mark

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Package: openrc
Version: 0.42-2.1
Severity: grave
Tags: newcomer security
Justification: user security hole

Dear Maintainer,

openrc-run's command_user flag does not function properly. If both a
user and group are specified, an error is returned:
"start-stop-daemon: user '$user:$group' not found", even if that user
and group exist. If only the user is specified, the script will run,
but as root, rather than as the user specified (which is the intended
behavior); the username specified is then passed to the command run as
an argument (not intended behavior).

I was able to make this option work as intended by editing
/lib/rc/sh/start-stop-daemon.sh, and changing --user in line 58 to
--chuid. I have not submitted a PR because in upstream, --chuid is
being deprecated in favor of --user, which does the same thing and
therefore there is no issue. On Devuan, however, these flags
apparently do different things, which causes this problem. I don't
understand very well Devuan's package's differences from upstream or
why this difference exists, but I assume there may be another solution
which does not rely on using an option deprecated in mainstream, which
maintainers may prefer to implement.

Best.

-- System Information:
Distributor ID: Devuan
Description:    Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (chimaera)
Release:        4
Codename:       chimaera
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-11-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU thread)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: OpenRC (via /run/openrc), PID 1: init

Versions of packages openrc depends on:
ii  insserv      1.21.0-1.1
ii  libaudit1    1:3.0-2
ii  libc6        2.31-13+deb11u3
ii  libeinfo1    0.42-2.1
ii  libpam0g     1.4.0-9+deb11u1
ii  librc1       0.42-2.1
ii  libselinux1  3.1-3

openrc recommends no packages.

Versions of packages openrc suggests:
pn  policycoreutils  <none>
ii  sysvinit-core    2.96-7+devuan2

-- no debconf information

Acknowledgement sent to Adam <anoriginale.mailaddress99@gmail.com>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org. Full text available.
Report forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org:
bug#692; Package openrc. Full text available.

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Last modified: Sun, 29 Jan 2023 18:39:01 UTC