Opened 9 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#279 closed setup (wontfix)

email2trac 2.4.5 with sendmail 8.14.4-8 and 0.12.1-4 on CentOS 6.0

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: bas
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: run_emailtrac Version: 2.4.5
Keywords: Cc: andreas.nitsche@…

Description (last modified by bas)


I'd like to use email2trac with my trac installation but sendmail gives only this error:

to="|run_email2trac", ctladdr=<> (8/0), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=30840, dsn=5.3.0, stat=unknown mailer error 254

I tried to turn off selinux. The message does not change.

I had a look at the source. Is the problem that caller is not the same user as mta is running?

  if ( caller !=  MTA->pw_uid ) {    if ( DEBUG ) printf("Invalid caller UID (%d)\n",caller);
    return -2;     /* 254 : Invalid caller */

cheers Andi

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

I'm getting a bit further, there are new error. ;)

I built my email2trac with these options

./configure --with-mta_user=mail --with-trac_user=apache
make install

The files email2trac and run_email2trac are placed in /usr/local/bin/. From further installations I rechecked the correct path:

# which run_email2trac 

/etc/aliases was configured like this:

trac:           "|run_email2trac --project=myproject --ticket_prefix=ideas"

When sending a Mail to user trac maillog says the following:

Nov 15 08:40:17 myhost sendmail[27358]: pAF7eDcq027357: to="|run_email2trac --project=myproject --ticket_prefix=ideas", ctladdr=<> (8/0), delay=00:00:04, xdelay=00:00:04, mailer=prog, pri=30837, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

before that the MTA user was wrong therefore I got this message:

Nov 14 20:37:22 myhost sendmail[13288]: pAEJbMXc013286: to="|run_email2trac", ctladdr=<> (8/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=30975, dsn=5.3.0, stat=unknown mailer error 254

This looks really good since I changed the MTA user to "mail".

When executing run_email2trac from console the ticket gets created. Before testing this command I copied the msg.txt from the source code directory to /tmp.

su - mail -c "run_email2trac --project=myroject < /tmp/msg.txt" --shell=/bin/bash

When sending a mail I get this error in syslog:

Nov 15 08:40:17 myhost email2trac myproject: trac error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/opt/myproject/VERSION'

Can somebody tell me what's wrong here? The whole directory belongs to apache at the moment, here an example:

-rw-r--r--. 1 apache apache   27 25. Okt 23:43 VERSION

Any idea would be great!

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

I got it run by setup SELinux properly.

grep email2trac /var/log/audit.log | audit2allow -m email2trac

shows which changes will be made.

grep email2trac /var/log/audit.log | audit2allow -M email2trac

This command will create a module which can be loaded by

semodule -i email2trac.pp

cheers Andi

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by bas

  • Status changed from new to assigned

I am currently in Seattle to attend Sc11 conference. THE question is what MTA do you use and you van easily check the uid of your MTA with a simple shell script:


id >  /var/tmp/

Use this as run_emailtrac script

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

SELinux was turned off. When turning SELinux on email2trac does not work anymore. :(

Nov 20 19:04:52 host <15>email2trac project: Found trac version: 0.12
Nov 20 19:04:53 host <15>email2trac project: Loading environment /opt/project
Nov 20 19:04:53 host <11>email2trac project: trac error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/opt/project/VERSION'

In audit.log I do not get any errors.

When executing from console everything works fine.

# su - mail -c "run_email2trac --project=inbaz20 < /tmp/msg.txt" --shell=/bin/bash

Can somebody tell me what's wrong?

cheers Andi

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by bas

Sorry Andi, i am not familiar with SELinux. Just a remark, Maybe you must add a rule for he mail users to allow an suid program.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by bas

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

No answer and i do not have clue what is wrong.

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