Commit b2f24e95 authored by Matthias Andree's avatar Matthias Andree

env.c: make FETCHMAILHOME (fmhome) absolute.

If FETCHMAILHOME is specified as relative path, then it can become
the victim of a chdir("/") that happens in daemon mode, so that
switching to daemon mode will change behaviour of FETCHMAILHOME.

Reported by Alex Andreotti, Debian Bug #941129.
parent 7b6543d7
......@@ -188,6 +188,9 @@ fetchmail-6.4.0 (not yet released):
that quoted-printable-encoded multipart messages can get decoded.
(Regression in 5.0.0 on 1999-03-27, as a side effect of a PGP-mimedecode fix
attributed to Henrik Storner.)
* FETCHMAILHOME can now safely be a relative path, which will be qualified
through realpath(). Previously, it had to be absolute in daemon mode.
Reported by Alex Andreotti, Debian Bug#941129.
* CS: Petr Pisar <> [Czech]
......@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@
#if defined(HAVE_SETLOCALE) && defined(ENABLE_NLS) && defined(HAVE_STRFTIME)
#include <locale.h>
#include <limits.h>
extern char *getenv(const char *); /* needed on sysV68 R3V7.1. */
......@@ -115,8 +116,20 @@ void envquery(int argc, char **argv)
home = xstrdup(pwp->pw_dir);
/* compute fetchmail's home directory */
if (!(fmhome = getenv("FETCHMAILHOME")))
fmhome = getenv("FETCHMAILHOME");
if (NULL == fmhome) {
fmhome = home;
/* and make it an absolute path, so we
* can optionally chdir("/") later in daemonize()
* without changing behaviour.
* This is to fix Debian Bug#941129 by Alex Andreotti.
static char _fmhome_abs[_POSIX_PATH_MAX];
char *tmp = realpath(fmhome, _fmhome_abs);
if (tmp) fmhome = _fmhome_abs;
#define RCFILE_NAME "fetchmailrc"
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