Bug 33785 - Files on Samba 4.x shares not executable any longer without explicit "executable" permission
Files on Samba 4.x shares not executable any longer without explicit "executa...
Product: UCS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Samba
UCS 3.2
Other Linux
: P5 normal (vote)
: UCS 3.2-2-errata
Assigned To: Felix Botner
Arvid Requate
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Blocks: 35137
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Reported: 2013-12-19 12:28 CET by Arvid Requate
Modified: 2014-07-10 13:33 CEST (History)
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Description Arvid Requate univentionstaff 2013-12-19 12:28:55 CET
Samba 3.6 and earlier allowed open for execution when execute permissions are not present on a file. This has been fixed in Samba 4.0. This change caused an issue e.g. on Ticket#: 2013072221002032.

Starting with Samba 4.0.10 there is a new share option "acl allow execute always", which instructs smbd to skip the execute bit from the ACL check, re-establishing the old behaviour in this case.

Maybe we should make this configurable per share.
Comment 1 Janis Meybohm univentionstaff 2014-05-09 08:41:42 CEST

This is a quite invasive change to the behaviour between UCS 3.1 and UCS 3.2 that is not even mentioned in changelog/release notes.

Just to make this clear: "Samba 3" setups are affected too!


-- /etc/samba/local.conf
  acl allow execute always = True

I think we should, at least, add a this to the release notes.
Comment 2 Stefan Gohmann univentionstaff 2014-05-09 09:48:16 CEST
Set to 3.2-2-errata otherwise it is out of my scope.
Comment 3 Felix Botner univentionstaff 2014-06-17 13:22:52 CEST
Added samba/acl/allow/execute/always (default yes) to univention-samba to configure samba option "acl allow execute always" (global).

YAML: 2014-06-17-univention-samba.yaml
Comment 4 Arvid Requate univentionstaff 2014-06-25 17:35:30 CEST
Ok, looks mostly good, for all four tests (s3,s4)x(master,backup,slave,member) it only failed once in the last 26 test runs. That singke failure was an authentication error during the test:


So verified for now.
Comment 5 Arvid Requate univentionstaff 2014-06-25 17:36:10 CEST
Oops, wrong bug.. ignore the last comment.
Comment 6 Arvid Requate univentionstaff 2014-07-02 15:32:20 CEST
 * UCR variable is documented and set to yes on update
 * smb.conf template default is yes
 * A user logged on to a windows client can execute files without x-bit
 * setting the variable to no restores the old behaviour
 * Advisory ok
Comment 7 Janek Walkenhorst univentionstaff 2014-07-10 13:33:56 CEST