misc/113336: ftpd doesn't handle filenames which contain curly ?brackets

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Jun 4 17:10:11 UTC 2007

The following reply was made to PR misc/113336; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>
To: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.ORG, bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG, bruce at cran.org.uk
Subject: Re: misc/113336: ftpd doesn't handle filenames which contain curly ?brackets
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 19:09:02 +0200 (CEST)

 Bruce Cran wrote:
  > When trying to fetch files from a server running the ftpd from
  > /usr/libexec, ftpd apparently removes curly brackets from filenames
  > before trying to read them from the filesystem.
 ftpd performs filename globbing, i.e. it interprets
 the wildcards "?", "*" and "[...]", and additionally
 it expands csh-like brace expressions.
 In other words:  What you see is expected behaviour,
 not a bug.  Try prepending a backslash in front of
 the braces, i.e.:  get guid_\{1234567890\}_file.txt
 (I haven't tested this ...  It might be possible that
 the FTP client removes one level of backslashes, so
 in that case you need to write two backslashes each.)
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