VirtualBox

Ticket #3270 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

prefer username for tmpdir creation -> fixed in SVN

Reported by: mkudlvasr Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

On linux host, when runnin virtualbox as root and then as regular user, the following error emerges: Wrong owner (0) of '/tmp/.vbox-mkudlvasr-ipc' When virtualbox is not run from command line, the error is more cryptic: Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED 0x80040154 This is because the tmpdir is not deleted. I understand from the sources, that it is not deleted for security reasons. Ok, but why not to name the dir .vbox-root-ipc, when vbox is run by root? Fix - prefer username (as in getpwuid) instead of trusting just the env variables. Patch attached. The patch doesn't include proper #ifdefs for non-unix systems. I just don't understand the various macros well enough.

Attachments

virtualbox-ose-sudo-tmpdir.diff Download (1.4 KB) - added by mkudlvasr 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by mkudlvasr

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from prefer username for tmpdir creation to prefer username for tmpdir creation -> fixed in SVN

Sorry for the delay in responding here. This has now been fixed in the SVN sources. Thanks!

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed in 2.1.4.

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