I have a webform with a file field configured to private files. When I'm logged in as a superuser (uid=1) and trying to download the file, I get access denied.
I was trying to debug this, and this is what I noticed.
All private files served by the
file_download() function that is called in the system.module. This function validates if the file exists and request the file headers using
file_download_headers() function that triggers
webform_file_download() function the module determines whether the file was a webform upload and grant or deny file access based on access to the submission. It validates access permission by calling
webform_submission_access(). When I run dpm($account) in this function, I get an anonymous user when I'm trying to access the private file. When I browse recent log messages I have the entry below:
access denied 06/02/2015 - 11:23 system/files/webform/cv-uploads/cv.pdf Anonymous
When I change the URL to file that doesn't exist, I get this:
page not found 06/02/2015 - 11:26 system/files/webform/cv-uploads/cv.FDP admin
As you can see for some reasons when the module is trying to get access to the file that does exist, I get access denied and the user is anonymous. When the file doesn't exist, I get page not found and the user is a logged in user.
Any ideas why this happens?
I've added the following code to my index.php but I still get anonymous user when I'm trying to access the file.
define('DRUPAL_ROOT', getcwd()); require_once DRUPAL_ROOT . '/includes/bootstrap.inc'; drupal_bootstrap(DRUPAL_BOOTSTRAP_FULL); + global $user; + watchdog('user', '<pre>'. print_r($user, TRUE) . '</pre>'); menu_execute_active_handler();
I've copied over the whole site including database and files to my local machine, and I'm not experiencing this issue. There's should be some settings that does this on the live site.
I've noticed that on the live site we have a list of disabled functions that I'm not aware of. Maybe it will help somehow.
disable_functions = apache_child_terminate, apache_setenv, define_syslog_variables, escapeshellarg, escapeshellcmd, eval, exec, fp, fput, ftp_connect, ftp_exec, ftp_get, ftp_login, ftp_nb_fput, ftp_put, ftp_raw, ftp_rawlist, highlight_file, ini_alter, ini_get_all, ini_restore, inject_code, mysql_pconnect, passthru, php_uname, phpAds_remoteInfo, phpAds_XmlRpc, phpAds_xmlrpcDecode, phpAds_xmlrpcEncode, popen, posix_getpwuid, posix_kill, posix_mkfifo, posix_setpgid, posix_setsid, posix_setuid, posix_setuid, posix_uname, proc_close, proc_get_status, proc_nice, proc_open, proc_terminate, shell_exec, system, xmlrpc_entity_decode, parse_ini_file,show_source,shell_exec