Issues traversing a sftp server when files or folders contain the character "]"

Bug #1483751 reported by Shane O'Sullivan on 2015-08-11
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Bug Description

I am unsure if the bug is with openssh sftp client or within openssh-sftp-server

When traversing an sftp server, I encounter issues for files and, in particular, directories containing the character "]". Tab completion does not escape the character in sftp shell, however, in bash it will escape the character for tab completion. If I "cd" into a directory that contains the character I cannot get any files with in that directory and I have to rename the directory outside of the sftp shell to remove the character in order to be able to correctly get files.

Ex:

sftp> cd Movie\ \[1080p]/
sftp> ls
Movie.1080p.mp4
sftp> get Movie.1080p.mp4
File "/home/hitsuji/movies/Movie [1080p]/Movie.1080p.mp4" not found.
sftp>

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: openssh-client 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-45.60~14.04.1-generic 3.16.7-ckt14
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-45-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Aug 11 14:36:00 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-01 (101 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150218.1)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 ssh-askpass N/A
 libpam-ssh N/A
 keychain N/A
 ssh-askpass-gnome 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2
SSHClientVersion: OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu2, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014
SourcePackage: openssh
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Shane O'Sullivan (hitsuji) wrote :
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