Bug #79232 secure_file_priv_basic.test does not properly check for symlinks
Submitted: 11 Nov 2015 14:33 Modified: 15 Nov 2015 7:58
Reporter: Alexey Kopytov Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Tests Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.6, 5.7 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[11 Nov 2015 14:33] Alexey Kopytov
Description:
The secure_file_priv_basic test does not work when MYSQLTEST_VARDIR is a
symlink, and there's a check for that in include/not_var_link.inc.

The problem is that the test also fails when there is a symlink in any
directory in the MYSQLTEST_VARDIR path, but include/not_var_link.inc
only checks if the last directory in the path is a symlink.

How to repeat:
Unpack a server binary tarball to a directory. Create a symlink to that
directory and execute the sys_vars.secure_file_priv_basic test from the
symlink directory.

Suggested fix:
Either fix not_var_link.inc to check the whole path for symlinks, or fix
secure_file_priv_basic.test to not depend on specific MYSQLTEST_VARDIR
values (I guess it's possible with some SQL tricks) and then get rid of
not_var_link.inc altogether.
[15 Nov 2015 7:58] Umesh Shastry
Hello Alexey,

Thank you for the report.

Thanks,
Umesh