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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#9778 closed defect (wontfix)

authz_policy matches pages in a case-sensitive manner

Reported by: kpeng@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: general Version: 0.12dev
Severity: normal Keywords: authz_policy
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authz_policy got rolled into Trac mainline, so I'm filing a bug here, as opposed to at Trac Hacks.

I'm running Trac 0.11.6, but it doesn't look like the authz_policy plugin has changed int Trac 0.12. I noticed that the authz_policy matches the wiki page names using fnmatch, which matches in a case-sensitive manner. So if you block users from a test page like so:


the user cannot access wiki/test, but can still access the page using wiki/Test, wiki/tEst, wiki/tESt, etc. authz_policy should not use case-sensitive matching for something like this. My temporary patch is to do:

236    if fnmatch(resource_key.lower(), resource_glob.lower()):

and we retain the benefits of a filesystem-type match.

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in reply to:  description comment:1 by Remy Blank, 12 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Replying to kpeng@…:

authz_policy should not use case-sensitive matching for something like this.

Why not? "test" and "Test" are two different pages, and they can exist at the same time. The case-sensitive match is by design here.

comment:2 by anonymous, 12 years ago

Something in our Trac set up treats test and Test as the same page. In the very least, I would think authz_policy needs to pick this up and respect that setting.

comment:3 by Remy Blank, 12 years ago

This sounds very much like a database mis-configuration. What database are you using? What are the encoding settings?

comment:4 by kpeng@…, 12 years ago

Ah, that's the problem, our MySQL was configured with the latin1 CHARSET.

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