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setfacl / getfacl -R broken on SLES10 SP2 (UPDATE) (INTERNAL)

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Support Pack 2


The recursion of  the setfacl and getfacl commands on SLES10 SP2 is broken. Typical is that the
   setfacl -R -m d:root:rwx jadajada
would only be applied to jadajada and the following subdirectory, but not to the second subdirectory contained in the first or subsequent subdirectories within the second subdirectory.
This Bug has the potential to virtually annihilate any Samba Server functionality at the customer site as any Windows XP and higher relies on ACLs.
A possible scenario would look like that the user copied some directory tree from his XP or any other storage onto the server. The user can access the first folder, the second folder within the first is also accessible. But the third folder, that is within the second folder would not be accessible.


After updating to SLES10 SP2 and before starting any Fileserver update the acl and libacl packages to the PTF or Maintenance Update version


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  • Document ID:7001014
  • Creation Date: 24-Jul-2008
  • Modified Date:16-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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