On 12/01, Jeff King wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 04:15:08PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > * bw/transport-protocol-policy (2016-11-09) 2 commits
> >   (merged to 'next' on 2016-11-16 at 1391d3eeed)
> >  + transport: add protocol policy config option
> >  + lib-proto-disable: variable name fix
> > 
> >  Finer-grained control of what protocols are allowed for transports
> >  during clone/fetch/push have been enabled via a new configuration
> >  mechanism.
> > 
> >  Will cook in 'next'.
> I was looking at the way the http code feeds protocol restrictions to
> CURLOPT_REDIR_PROTOCOLS, and I think this topic is missing two elements:
>   1. The new policy config lets you say "only allow this protocol when
>      the user specifies it". But when http.c calls is_transport_allowed(),
>      the latter has no idea that we are asking it about potential
>      redirects (which obviously do _not_ come from the user), and would
>      erroneously allow them.
>      I think this needs fixed before the topic is merged. It's not a
>      regression, as it only comes into play if you use the new policy
>      config. But it is a minor security hole in the new feature.

I agree and it should be an easy fix.  We can just add a parameter like

diff --git a/transport.c b/transport.c
index 2c0ec76..d38d50f 100644
--- a/transport.c
+++ b/transport.c
@@ -723,7 +723,7 @@ static enum protocol_allow_config get_protocol_config(const 
char *type)
-int is_transport_allowed(const char *type)
+int is_transport_allowed(const char *type, int redirect)
        const struct string_list *whitelist = protocol_whitelist();
        if (whitelist)
@@ -735,7 +735,7 @@ int is_transport_allowed(const char *type)
                return 0;
-               return git_env_bool("GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER", 1);
+               return git_env_bool("GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER", !redirect);
        die("BUG: invalid protocol_allow_config type");

That way the libcurl code can say it is asking if it is ok to redirect
to that protocol.

>   2. If your curl is too old to support CURLOPT_REDIR_PROTOCOLS, we will
>      warn if there is a protocol whitelist in effect. But that check
>      only covers the environment whitelist, and we do not warn if you
>      restrict other protocols.
>      I actually think this should probably just warn indiscriminately.
>      Even without a Git protocol whitelist specified, the code serves to
>      prevent curl from redirecting to bizarre protocols like smtp. The
>      affected curl versions are from 2009 and prior, so I kind of doubt
>      it matters much either way (I'm actually tempted to suggest we bump
>      the minimum curl version there; there's a ton of #ifdef cruft going
>      back to 2002-era versions of libcurl).

We should switch to warning all the time since this series adds in
default whitelisted/blacklisted protocols anyways.

Brandon Williams

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