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From "Walter Su (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-8037) WebHDFS: CheckAccess silently accepts certain malformed FsActions
Date Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:46:54 GMT

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Walter Su updated HDFS-8037:
    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

> WebHDFS: CheckAccess silently accepts certain malformed FsActions
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-8037
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-8037
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: webhdfs
>    Affects Versions: 2.6.0
>            Reporter: Jake Low
>            Assignee: Walter Su
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: easyfix, newbie
>         Attachments: HDFS-8037.001.patch
> WebHDFS's {{CHECKACCESS}} operation accepts a parameter called {{fsaction}}, which represents
the type(s) of access to check for.
> According to the documentation, and also the source code, the domain of {{fsaction}}
is the set of strings matched by the regex {{"\[rwx-\]{3\}"}}. This domain is wider than the
set of valid {{FsAction}} objects, because it doesn't guarantee sensible ordering of access
types. For example, the strings {{"rxw"}} and {{"--r"}} are valid {{fsaction}} parameter values,
but don't correspond to valid {{FsAction}} instances.
> The result is that WebHDFS silently accepts {{fsaction}} parameter values which don't
match any valid {{FsAction}} instance, but doesn't actually perform any permissions checking
in this case.
> For example, here's a {{CHECKACCESS}} call where we request {{"rw-"}} access on a file
which we only have permission to read and execute. It raises an exception, as it should.
> {code:none}
> curl -i -X GET "http://localhost:50070/webhdfs/v1/myfile?op=CHECKACCESS&user.name=nobody&fsaction=r-x"
> HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
> Content-Type: application/json
> {
>   "RemoteException": {
>     "exception": "AccessControlException",
>     "javaClassName": "org.apache.hadoop.security.AccessControlException",
>     "message": "Permission denied: user=nobody, access=READ_WRITE, inode=\"\/myfile\":root:supergroup:drwxr-xr-x"
>   }
> }
> {code}
> But if we instead request {{"r-w"}} access, the call appears to succeed:
> {code:none}
> curl -i -X GET "http://localhost:50070/webhdfs/v1/myfile?op=CHECKACCESS&user.name=nobody&fsaction=r-w"
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> Content-Length: 0
> {code}
> As I see it, the fix would be to change the regex pattern in {{FsActionParam}} to something
like {{"\[r-\]\[w-\]\[x-\]"}}.

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