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Bug 153208 - pam_tally broken in pam-0.79-1
Summary: pam_tally broken in pam-0.79-1
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-04-03 01:41 UTC by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: pam-0.79-2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-04-03 17:15:54 UTC

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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 2005-04-03 01:41:29 UTC
I could no longer login/su after updating to pam-0.79-1

/etc/pam.d/system-auth contained:
  auth        optional no_magic_root
  account     required deny=5 no_magic_root
causes the following to be logged
  pam_tally: unknown option; no_magic_root
  pam_tally: option deny=5 allowed in auth phase only
  pam_tally: unknown option; no_magic_root
  su(pam_unix)[16773]: session opened for user root by thomasz(uid=500)
  pam_tally: unknown option; no_magic_root
  kernel: su[16774]: segfault at 0000000000000000 rip 00002aaaadfbb530 rsp
00007ffffffff450 error 4
and with the options removed:
  su(pam_unix)[17007]: session opened for user root by thomasz(uid=500)
  su(pam_unix)[17007]: session closed for user root
  kernel: su[17008]: segfault at 0000000000000000 rip 00002aaaadfbb530 rsp
00007ffffffff450 error 4

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2005-04-03 16:31:17 UTC
The pam_tally module is redesigned in pam-0.79. This redesign was necessary to
fix bug 60930.

So you need to rearrange the options according to the README.pam_tally provided
with the package.

However su shouldn't segfault. So could you please attach your
/etc/pam.d/system-auth and /etc/pam.d/su here and also could you please try to
obtain a backtrace from the crashing su binary?

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-04-03 17:15:54 UTC
Actually it's not necessary anymore - I know where the bug is. Upgrade to
pam-0.79-2 when it's available. However you will need to rearrange the options

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