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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/8] forbidding symlinked .gitattributes and .gitignore
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 13:41:43 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq1rib5bp4.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201005121609.GA2907272@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Mon, 5 Oct 2020 08:16:09 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 05, 2020 at 03:17:51AM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
>
>> About 2 years ago as part of a security release we made it illegal to
>> have a symlinked .gitmodules file (refusing it both in the index and via
>> fsck). At the time we discussed (on the security list) outlawing
>> symlinks for other .git files in the same way, but we decided not to do
>> so as part of the security release, as it wasn't strictly necessary.
>> 
>> We publicly revisited the topic in:
>> 
>>   https://lore.kernel.org/git/20190114230902.GG162110@google.com/
>> 
>> but there were a few fixes needed, and it got forgotten. So here it is
>> again, with those fixes:
>> [...]
>
> And here's a v2 incorporating feedback from Jonathan. There are no
> substantial changes in the code. Most of the fixes are cosmetic, but the
> tests are beefed up a bit, as well:
>
>  - we now test that ntfs and hfs names are matched via fsck and
>    verify_path() for all file types. The bulk of this is in a new patch
>    5, and the final patches are adjusted to use the new helper.
>
>  - we confirm that read-tree doesn't write the forbidden entry into the
>    index (in addition to seeing that it complains)
>
>  - the test script name is now "bad-dotgitx" instead of the vague
>    "bad-meta-files"
>
>  - whitespace, typo-fixes, clarity, etc; the range diff is below

Thanks for a pleasant read.  Will queue.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-10-06 20:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-05  7:17 [PATCH 0/7] " Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:19 ` [PATCH 1/7] fsck_tree(): fix shadowed variable Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:44   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:20     ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  8:29       ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  7:19 ` [PATCH 2/7] fsck_tree(): wrap some long lines Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:46   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  7:19 ` [PATCH 3/7] t7415: rename to expand scope Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:50   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:24     ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  8:34       ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:49         ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:20 ` [PATCH 4/7] t7450: test verify_path() handling of gitmodules Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:53   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:30     ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  8:38       ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  7:21 ` [PATCH 5/7] t0060: test obscured .gitattributes and .gitignore matching Jeff King
2020-10-05  8:03   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:40     ` Jeff King
2020-10-05 21:20       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-10-06 14:01         ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:24 ` [PATCH 6/7] verify_path(): disallow symlinks in .gitattributes and .gitignore Jeff King
2020-10-05  8:09   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05 12:07     ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:25 ` [PATCH 7/7] fsck: complain when .gitattributes or .gitignore is a symlink Jeff King
2020-10-05  8:12   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:53     ` Jeff King
2020-10-05  7:32 ` [PATCH 0/7] forbidding symlinked .gitattributes and .gitignore Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-05  8:58   ` Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16 ` [PATCH v2 0/8] " Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] fsck_tree(): fix shadowed variable Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] fsck_tree(): wrap some long lines Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] t7415: rename to expand scope Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] t7450: test verify_path() handling of gitmodules Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] t7450: test .gitmodules symlink matching against obscured names Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] t0060: test obscured .gitattributes and .gitignore matching Jeff King
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] verify_path(): disallow symlinks in .gitattributes and .gitignore Jeff King
2020-10-27  3:35     ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-27  7:58       ` Jeff King
2020-10-27 22:00         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-28  9:41           ` Jeff King
2020-10-27 23:43         ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-10-28 19:18           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:16   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] fsck: complain when .gitattributes or .gitignore is a symlink Jeff King
2020-10-06 20:41   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-10-20 23:19   ` [PATCH v2 0/8] forbidding symlinked .gitattributes and .gitignore Philip Oakley
2020-10-23  8:17     ` [PATCH] documentation symlink restrictions for .git* files Jeff King
2020-10-23  8:27       ` Jeff King
2020-10-26 22:18       ` Philip Oakley
2020-10-26 22:53         ` Jeff King
2020-10-26 23:32           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-27  7:26             ` Jeff King
2020-10-27 18:45               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-27 21:00                 ` Philip Oakley
2020-10-28 19:14                   ` Junio C Hamano

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