[Bro] Likely bug in broctl

LinuxBSDos.com finid at vivaldi.net
Fri Apr 14 21:17:14 PDT 2017


On an Ubuntu 16.04 server, I have Bro executables in /usr/local/bro/bin, 
which is in the PATH of all users on the system.

As root, I can invoke all the commands by just specifying the relative 
paths. As a standard user, I can do the same for the commands except 
broctl. If I type, for example, "broctl --h", it returns the following 
error messages:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/local/bro/bin/broctl", line 830, in <module>
   File "/usr/local/bro/bin/broctl", line 797, in main
     loop = BroCtlCmdLoop(BroCtl, interactive, cmd)
   File "/usr/local/bro/bin/broctl", line 25, in __init__
     self.broctl = broctl_class(ui=self)
   File "/usr/local/bro/lib/broctl/BroControl/broctl.py", line 69, in 
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/logging/__init__.py", line 1547, in 
     hdlr = FileHandler(filename, mode)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/logging/__init__.py", line 913, in __init__
     StreamHandler.__init__(self, self._open())
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/logging/__init__.py", line 943, in _open
     stream = open(self.baseFilename, self.mode)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/bro/spool/debug.log'

"Permission denied" seems to make sense, but if I type "sudo broctl 
--h", I get "sudo: broctl: command not found".

It only works if I specify the full path with sudo, so "sudo 
/usr/local/bro/bin/broctl --h" works, but "/usr/local/bro/bin/broctl 
--h" does not.

Again, this is just for broctl.


Sent from my containerized Linux desktop

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