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Cannot start firebird server under any username other than "root", "firebird" , "interbas"or "interbase" [CORE3250] #3618

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firebird-issue-importer opened this issue Nov 19, 2010 · 6 comments

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Submitted by: Tony Whyman (twhyman)

There seems to be a pointless restriction in "remote/inet_server.cpp" that stops a Firebird server being run except from "root", "firebird" , "interbas"or "interbase" users. On a production server, the server can only gain access to the security database or application databases if it is run under a user name that is already granted access to them and hence this restriction has little effect other than to frustrate anyone setting up test servers under other accounts.

If the server is started under "fakeroot" then this restriction has no effect anyway thus indicating that if security was the intent, then it is ineffective.
While fakeroot is a valid workaround, this is still no excuse for not deleting the offending code at the first opportunity.

Commits: 32ffebb

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firebird-issue-importer commented Nov 19, 2010

Modified by: @dyemanov

assignee: Alexander Peshkov [ alexpeshkoff ]

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firebird-issue-importer commented Jun 1, 2011

Commented by: @AlexPeshkoff

Some of that crazy checks were already removed earlier. Now fix guardian and do minor cleanup.

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firebird-issue-importer commented Jun 1, 2011

Modified by: @AlexPeshkoff

status: Open [ 1 ] => Resolved [ 5 ]

resolution: Fixed [ 1 ]

Fix Version: 3.0 Alpha 1 [ 10331 ]

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firebird-issue-importer commented Apr 23, 2013

Modified by: @pcisar

status: Resolved [ 5 ] => Closed [ 6 ]

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firebird-issue-importer commented Jan 18, 2016

Modified by: @pavel-zotov

QA Status: No test

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firebird-issue-importer commented May 30, 2016

Modified by: @pavel-zotov

status: Closed [ 6 ] => Closed [ 6 ]

QA Status: No test => Cannot be tested

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