NFSv3 in Gutsy maps uids wrongly

Bug #159557 reported by gcc on 2007-11-02
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-generic

Mounting an NFS share from a FC2 server:

  /home 10.0.156.*(rw,async,no_root_squash) (client) is edgy (2.6.17-12-generic) and appears to work. /etc/fstab has:

  server:/home /home nfs rw,soft,intr 0 0

This machine can access NFS home dirs just fine. It appears to be using NFSv3, from nfsstat. (client) is gutsy (2.6.22-14-generic) and NFSv3 appears to be broken. Cannot write to any files except in world-writable directories, and the uid/gid is set to -2 always, like all_squash was in effect, but this is done by the _client_.

pcap from edgy (attached):

15:53:52.761340 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 61342, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 240) > 188 create fh Unknown/01000001000900040180A6019CC2C601439E139000000004666F6F3400000000 "foo4"

pcap from gutsy (attached):

15:51:58.818008 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 63870, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 324) > reply ok 272 create fh Unknown/01000002000900040180A601A8C2C601939E13909CC2C601439E139000000001 REG 100644 ids -2/-2 sz 0

In both cases it's creating a file in a world-writable directory. Gutsy uses the wrong permissions.

Forcing gutsy to use nfsv2 by mounting with nfsvers=2 option appears to work around the problem.

This may be a security issue because users can create files with uids/gids other than their own the nobody uid/gid).

I can try an alternative kernel but please post a direct HTTP link to download it.

gcc (chris+ubuntu-qwirx) wrote :
barenakeddali (bd-dali) wrote :

I also have problems mounting rw using NFS3, Gutsy client mounting from CentOS 5 NFS server.

scaleo:/filer/temp /mnt/scaleo/temp nfs rw 0 0

sudo mount -a, check /etc/mtab:
scaleo:/filer/temp /mnt/scaleo/temp nfs rw,addr=<IP manually removed> 0 0

Can't write to /mnt/scaleo/temp, try checking with nfsstat -m:
/mnt/scaleo/temp from scaleo:/filer/temp
 Flags: ro,vers=3,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard,proto=tcp,timeo=600,retrans=2,sec=sys,addr=scaleo

Note "Flags: ro", according to mtab it's rw.

Tried the exact same setup from a CentOS client and it worked.

Added nfsvers=2 to fstab:
scaleo:/filer/temp /mnt/scaleo/temp nfs rw,nfsvers=2 0 0

Remounted, check mtab:
scaleo:/filer/temp /mnt/scaleo/temp nfs rw,nfsvers=2,addr=<IP manually removed> 0 0

And nfsstat -m:
/mnt/scaleo/temp from scaleo:/filer/temp
 Flags: rw,vers=2,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,hard,proto=tcp,timeo=600,retrans=2,sec=sys,addr=scaleo

Hey, now it's rw. Verified that I can write to the share, works.

Looks like there is a problem with NFSv3 in the Gutsy NFS client. Tried manually mounting (skipping fstab), same result.

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