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authorEuan Harris <>2018-05-04 15:18:47 (GMT)
committerDenys Vlasenko <>2018-05-13 18:14:07 (GMT)
commit254e47372f77ea1070be6dbb44b5c45770115a07 (patch)
parent40394cb1c963c35d2daa9570ba968afa981cf1fc (diff)
nsenter: fix parsing of -t, -S and -G options
-t, -S and -G each take mandatory integer arguments. getopt32long()'s option string syntax for this type of argument is 'c:+', however nsenter's opt_str uses 'c+', which specifies two options 'c' and '+' which do not take arguments. This means that giving a target PID causes nsenter to exit and print the usage string: # nsenter -t1 sh nsenter: unrecognized option: 1 BusyBox v1.27.2 (2017-12-12 10:41:50 GMT) multi-call binary. ... The long form options are also broken: # nsenter --setuid=1000 --setgid=1000 sh BusyBox v1.29.0.git (2018-05-04 13:56:49 UTC) multi-call binary. ... `nsenter --target=<pid> sh` parses correctly and appears to work, but <pid> is ignored and set to 0. This doesn't raise an error unless one of the namespace arguments is also given: # ./busybox_unstripped nsenter --target=42 sh # exit # ./busybox_unstripped nsenter -n --target=42 sh BusyBox v1.29.0.git (2018-05-04 13:56:49 UTC) multi-call binary. ... This has caused problems in a couple of places: Signed-off-by: Euan Harris <> Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/util-linux/nsenter.c b/util-linux/nsenter.c
index 35439a2..ae8103a 100644
--- a/util-linux/nsenter.c
+++ b/util-linux/nsenter.c
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@ static const struct namespace_descr ns_list[] = {
* Upstream nsenter doesn't support the short option for --preserve-credentials
-static const char opt_str[] ALIGN1 = "U::i::u::n::p::m::""t+S+G+r::w::F";
+static const char opt_str[] ALIGN1 = "U::i::u::n::p::m::""t:+S:+G:+r::w::F";
static const char nsenter_longopts[] ALIGN1 =