[rrd-developers] rrdcached possible bug

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Fri Apr 23 16:20:35 CEST 2010

Hi Adrian,

Today Adrian-Ioan Vasile wrote:

> Hi all,
> 1. I found an apparent bug in the journaling system of rrdcached.
> When specifying a relative path (-j option) it would segfault
> when trying to read past journals (journal_init function).

> So, for this reason, I added an extra check to journal_init
> before reading the directory, and, when parsing the command line
> options, to expand the relative path to an absolute path.
> Here's the patch.


> 2. Why implement any security into rrdcached for the reason that
> only authorized hosts may connect to it via tcp/udp and this can
> be done with local tools such as iptables.

in my world, there may be multiple users with different security
clerance working on a single host ... so the curent solution is not
really sufficient ...

> Thanks for this great product,
> Adrian-Ioan Vasile
> yoyo at opennet.ro

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