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Author hynek
Recipients Arfrever, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, hynek, jcea, larry, loewis, mrts, ncoghlan, neologix, petri.lehtinen, pitrou, python-dev, rosslagerwall, schmir, tarek, teamnoir
Date 2012-06-28.11:53:27
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> I'm not a security guy, but: shouldn't the os.unlink call when it isn't a directory specify follow_symlinks=False? 

os.unlink has no follow_symlinks argument. Imagine what would happen if
you‘d do a os.unlink() on a link and it would just remove the link
destination. :)

> And wouldn't it be safer if the os.rmdir() call also used dir_fd=?

Unfortunately, os.rmdir('.', dir_fd=topfd) doesn’t work. As in the worst
case it could delete only an empty directory, I think it’s fine.

> Additionally, I think you missed some stuff for shutil._use_fd_functions.  Assuming I'm right on both of the above, you should also check:
> * os.listdir in os.supports_dir_fd
> * os.rmdir in os.supports_dir_fd
> * os.stat in os.supports_dir_fd
> * os.stat in os.supports_follow_symlinks
> * os.unlink in os.supports_follow_symlinks

Interestingly, os.listdir is not in os.supports_dir_fd although it works:


Will you fix it right away or shall I open a ticket?

> I'd spell that
> _use_fd_functions = ({os.listdir,, os.rmdir, os.stat, os.unlink} < 
>     os.supports_dir_fd and
>     {os.stat, os.unlink} <= os.supports_follow_symlinks)

It would be:

_use_fd_functions = ({os.listdir,, os.stat, os.unlink} <=
                     os.supports_dir_fd and
                     os.stat in os.supports_follow_symlinks)

But currently can’t do.

> Finally, up to you, but I'd be tempted to change the "lstat" "and "fstat" calls to "stat" calls using the relevant parameters.

That's not 3.3 fodder IMHO, feel free to open an enhancement ticket.
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2012-06-28 11:53:28hyneksetrecipients: + hynek, loewis, georg.brandl, jcea, ncoghlan, pitrou, larry, schmir, tarek, ezio.melotti, eric.araujo, Arfrever, mrts, neologix, teamnoir, rosslagerwall, python-dev, petri.lehtinen
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