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Bug 1513062 - authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --update breaks previous behavior
Summary: authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --update breaks previous behavior
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: authconfig
Version: 7.4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Pavel Březina
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2017-11-14 16:57 UTC by Andreas Bleischwitz
Modified: 2017-11-17 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-11-17 16:41:08 UTC
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Description Andreas Bleischwitz 2017-11-14 16:57:47 UTC
Description of problem:
'authconfig' changed it's behaviour on how PAM is configured between RHEL 7.3 and RHEL 7.4.
From a users point of view that should be consistent within a major release.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
authconfig-6.2.8-14.el7.x86_64 -> authconfig-6.2.8-30.el7.x86_64

How reproducible:
Install RHEL 7.3 system and run "authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --disablecachecreds --update"
Install RHEL 7.4 system and run the same command
Find a different configuration of /etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac on both systems

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL7.3, run "authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --disablecachecreds --update"
2. Install RHEL7.4, run "authconfig --enablesssd --enablesssdauth --disablecachecreds --update"
3. Find different pam-config and system-login behavior.

Actual results:
authconfig creates different configuration and system behavior on newer minor-release

Expected results:
authconfig creates stable system behavior on different minor releases.

Additional info:
system-auth-ac from RHEL7.3:
auth        required
auth        [default=1 success=ok]
auth        [success=done ignore=ignore default=die] nullok try_first_pass
auth        requisite uid >= 1000 quiet_success
auth        sufficient forward_pass
auth        required

remote user with uid<1000 are able to login

system-auth-ac from RHEL7.4:
auth        required
auth        required delay=2000000
auth        [default=1 ignore=ignore success=ok] uid >= 1000 quiet
auth        [default=1 ignore=ignore success=ok]
auth        sufficient nullok try_first_pass
auth        requisite uid >= 1000 quiet_success
auth        sufficient forward_pass
auth        required

If I understood that stack correctly, remote users with uid<1000 are no longer able to login.
Tests using remote-sssd users with uid<1000 have shown that ssh-logins are no longer possible.

Comment 3 Andreas Bleischwitz 2017-11-17 16:41:08 UTC
Validated the RHEL7.3 setup with a remote user with uid<1000: also not able to login.

So according to this, the configuration may have changed, but the behavior of pam has not been changed.

Sorry for the inconvenience that may have created.

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