X2Go Bug report logs - #327
x2go client crashes if .bashrc prints anything

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: "Dan Halbert" <halbert@halwitz.org>

Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:48:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: confirmed, wontfix

Found in version 4.0.0.3

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Report forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de, X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de>:
Bug#327; Package x2goclient. (Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:48:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: "Dan Halbert" <halbert@halwitz.org>
To: submit@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: x2go client crashes if .bashrc prints anything
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:22:43 -0400 (EDT)
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Package: x2goclient
Version: 4.0.0.3
 
If I put an
echo "testing"   # exact text doesn't matter
 
at the top of my .bashrc, then the x2goclient crashes immediately when trying to start a session.
 
(The crash does not occur if I put a similar statement in .bash_login.)
 
I have reproduced this on the Windows client; I believe a colleague saw it on both the Windows and Linux clients.
 
The x2go server being used is  4.0.1.6-0~712~precise1.

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Bug#327; Package x2goclient. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:48:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de>. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:48:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #10 received at 327@bugs.x2go.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
To: Dan Halbert <halbert@halwitz.org>, 327@bugs.x2go.org
Cc: control@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#327: x2go client crashes if .bashrc prints anything
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:36:28 +0000
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tag #327 confirmed
thanks

Hi Dan,

On  Sa 19 Okt 2013 18:22:43 CEST, Dan Halbert wrote:

> If I put an
> echo "testing"   # exact text doesn't matter

I presume, this on the server.

> at the top of my .bashrc, then the x2goclient crashes immediately  
> when trying to start a session.
>
> (The crash does not occur if I put a similar statement in .bash_login.)
>
> I have reproduced this on the Windows client; I believe a colleague  
> saw it on both the Windows and Linux clients.
>
> The x2go server being used is  4.0.1.6-0~712~precise1.

I can confirm that the issue exists with latest X2Go Client.

I could confirm this issue on Debian wheezy or Ubuntu precise as X2Go  
Server. On Ubuntu lucid, the problem does not occur.

Mike
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Added tag(s) confirmed. Request was from Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de> to control@bugs.x2go.org. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:48:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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Bug#327; Package x2goclient. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:03:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Dan Halbert <halbert@halwitz.org>:
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Message #17 received at 327@bugs.x2go.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Dan Halbert <halbert@halwitz.org>
To: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>, 327@bugs.x2go.org
Cc: control@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#327: x2go client crashes if .bashrc prints anything
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:55:05 -0400
On 10/29/2013 4:36 AM, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> If I put an
>> echo "testing"   # exact text doesn't matter
>
> I presume, this on the server.
Right, this is on the server. With the Windows client there is no 
.bashrc anyway. I confirmed with my colleague that he saw this on both 
the Windows and Ubuntu Precise clients.

Which windowing system chosen on the server does not seem to matter 
either. I saw it with UNITY and with just "Terminal".

> I could confirm this issue on Debian wheezy or Ubuntu precise as X2Go 
> Server. On Ubuntu lucid, the problem does not occur.
That's interesting. The reason for putting in the echo's was to debug a 
completely unrelated problem about which shell init got run when we were 
running some batch jobs. I had instrumented the init files before 
without difficulty. Thanks for looking at this.


Information forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de, X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de>:
Bug#327; Package x2goclient. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:27:05 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de>. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:27:05 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #22 received at 327@bugs.x2go.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
To: Dan Halbert <halbert@halwitz.org>
Cc: 327@bugs.x2go.org, control@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#327: x2go client crashes if .bashrc prints anything
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:23:16 +0000
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clone #327 -1
tag #327 wontfix
retitle -1 users can inject data into X2Go Client using .bashrc
severity -1 grave

Hi Dan,

On  Di 29 Okt 2013 12:55:05 CET, Dan Halbert wrote:

> On 10/29/2013 4:36 AM, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>> If I put an
>>> echo "testing"   # exact text doesn't matter
>>
>> I presume, this on the server.
> Right, this is on the server. With the Windows client there is no  
> .bashrc anyway. I confirmed with my colleague that he saw this on  
> both the Windows and Ubuntu Precise clients.
>
> Which windowing system chosen on the server does not seem to matter  
> either. I saw it with UNITY and with just "Terminal".
>
>> I could confirm this issue on Debian wheezy or Ubuntu precise as  
>> X2Go Server. On Ubuntu lucid, the problem does not occur.
> That's interesting. The reason for putting in the echo's was to  
> debug a completely unrelated problem about which shell init got run  
> when we were running some batch jobs. I had instrumented the init  
> files before without difficulty. Thanks for looking at this.

I have looked at this in depth this morning. Indeed an echoing .bashrc  
file breaks X2Go. But it also breaks everything else around SSH, esp.  
scp [1, 2].

The first link [1] also provides a solution that I want to quote here:

""" (file: ~/.bashrc)
[... normal .bashrc stuff ...]

if [[ $- =~ "i" ]]; then
   echo "SPEAK OUT LOUD!!!"
fi
"""

The i-flag in $- checks if the shell is interactive or not. With X2Go,  
this flag will not get set.

Greets,
Mike

[1]  
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12440287/scp-doesnt-work-when-echo-in-bashrc
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20527

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Bug 327 cloned as bug 333 Request was from Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de> to control@bugs.x2go.org. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:27:05 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Added tag(s) wontfix. Request was from Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de> to control@bugs.x2go.org. (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:27:05 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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