It seems a bit savage to panic if an admin mistypes a [in]valid users entry
jra at samba.org
Fri Nov 3 16:23:54 UTC 2017
On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 09:04:49AM -0700, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi folks,
> In looking at a netgroups question I noticed this in
> source3/smbd/share_access.c token_contains_name:
> smb_panic("got invalid prefix from do_groups_check");
> Should we really panic if an admin entered some invalid character.
> That would lead to things failing in strange and hard to debug ways
> Surely it is better to simply ignore that field/parameter?
Valid / invalid users is a bit security critical in that
people are depending on it to protect resources.
Maybe better would be to print an error and then terminate,
rather than panic.
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