Commit 7209c0bb authored by Paul Eggleton's avatar Paul Eggleton Committed by Richard Purdie

bitbake: lib/bb/utils: add safeguard against recursively deleting things we shouldn't

Add some very basic safeguard against recursively deleting paths such
as / and /home in the event of bugs or user mistakes.

Addresses [YOCTO #7620].

(Bitbake master rev: 56cddeb9e1e4d249f84ccd6ef65db245636e38ea)

(Bitbake rev: 9178a708ecd75758be360a5a6bb04c77b69be5d8)
Signed-off-by: 's avatarPaul Eggleton <>
Signed-off-by: 's avatarRichard Purdie <>
parent 4c8b3e10
......@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
import unittest
import bb
import os
class VerCmpString(unittest.TestCase):
......@@ -88,3 +89,19 @@ class VerCmpString(unittest.TestCase):
# Check that clearly invalid operator raises an exception
self.assertRaises(bb.utils.VersionStringException, bb.utils.vercmp_string_op, '0', '0', '$')
class Path(unittest.TestCase):
def test_unsafe_delete_path(self):
checkitems = [('/', True),
('//', True),
('///', True),
(os.getcwd().count(os.sep) * ('..' + os.sep), True),
(os.environ.get('HOME', '/home/test'), True),
('/home/someone', True),
('/home/other/', True),
('/home/other/subdir', False),
('', False)]
for arg1, correctresult in checkitems:
result = bb.utils._check_unsafe_delete_path(arg1)
self.assertEqual(result, correctresult, '_check_unsafe_delete_path("%s") != %s' % (arg1, correctresult))
......@@ -601,11 +601,30 @@ def build_environment(d):
if export:
os.environ[var] = d.getVar(var, True) or ""
def _check_unsafe_delete_path(path):
Basic safeguard against recursively deleting something we shouldn't. If it returns True,
the caller should raise an exception with an appropriate message.
NOTE: This is NOT meant to be a security mechanism - just a guard against silly mistakes
with potentially disastrous results.
extra = ''
# HOME might not be /home/something, so in case we can get it, check against it
homedir = os.environ.get('HOME', '')
if homedir:
extra = '|%s' % homedir
if re.match('(/|//|/home|/home/[^/]*%s)$' % extra, os.path.abspath(path)):
return True
return False
def remove(path, recurse=False):
"""Equivalent to rm -f or rm -rf"""
if not path:
if recurse:
for name in glob.glob(path):
if _check_unsafe_delete_path(path):
raise Exception('bb.utils.remove: called with dangerous path "%s" and recurse=True, refusing to delete!' % path)
# shutil.rmtree(name) would be ideal but its too slow['rm', '-rf'] + glob.glob(path))
......@@ -619,6 +638,8 @@ def remove(path, recurse=False):
def prunedir(topdir):
# Delete everything reachable from the directory named in 'topdir'.
# CAUTION: This is dangerous!
if _check_unsafe_delete_path(topdir):
raise Exception('bb.utils.prunedir: called with dangerous path "%s", refusing to delete!' % topdir)
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(topdir, topdown = False):
for name in files:
os.remove(os.path.join(root, name))
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