smbd: vfs_shadow_copy2 module fails without "wide links = yes"

Bug #908303 reported by Jérôme Poulin on 2011-12-24
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

  Installed: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1
  Candidate: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1
  Version table:
 *** 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1 0
        500 oneiric-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 0
        500 oneiric/main amd64 Packages

When setting up a share using

vfs object = shadow_copy2

shadow copies don't show on remote computer unless

unix extensions = no
wide links = yes

are added to the global section as well which disable features and might enable access to paths from anywhere in the system which is a security issue.

Debugging of the problem has been done in samba mailing list but stopped:

Robie Basak (racb) on 2011-12-25
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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