[Samba] Cannot remove symlink with missing target

Andreas Maier andreas.r.maier at gmx.de
Wed Jan 6 20:00:30 UTC 2016

Am 06.01.2016 um 20:35 schrieb Jeremy Allison:
> On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 08:33:12PM +0100, Andreas Maier wrote:
>> Jeremy,
>> I checked the WHATSNEW.txt file of 4.3.3 and 4.1.22, but could not
>> find anything that is related to this behavior.
> No, it's a security release only.
>> There is a fix for CVE-2015-5252 (Insufficient symlink verification
>> in smbd), could that be the solution to the
>> cannot-delete-broken-symlink behavior in addition?
> No, that wasn't a security bug and wasn't what was fixed.
> The bug you're having was already fixed in 4.3.x. Go to
> bugzilla.samba.org and search for bugs with 'symlink'
> in the title. You should be able to find the one
> which will give you the date and version number
> containing the fix.

The only bug I was able to match with the observed behavior is this:

"unable to POSIX delete symlinks that don't have a valid target"

Its status says "NEW". Also, the WHATSNEW.txt files of 4.1.18, 4.3.3 and 
4.1.22 do not mention that bug, and searching the commit log for "9492" 
gives no bug with that number.

Is this the bug you are remembering?
Is it possible that the solution to that bug was not included yet?


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