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Bug 159974 - pam_loginuid fails horribly on non-audit kernels
Summary: pam_loginuid fails horribly on non-audit kernels
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-06-09 20:28 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pam-0.79-10
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-09 21:36:30 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2005-06-09 20:28:08 UTC
Noticed by Al Viro.

It tries to open /proc/<pid>/loginuid, which doesn't exist. It then errors out
-> you can't log in at all.

It should probably either check for the /proc/<pid>/loginuid file first (and
warn if it's not there), or it should check for the presence of a compatible
audit layer, and exit successfully if there isn't one.

Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2005-06-09 20:56:47 UTC
I'll adjust the loginuid patch to exit successfully if and only if errno ==
ENOENT on open. This will satisfy CAPP & let people with nonstandard kernels get
back into their system.

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-06-09 21:36:30 UTC
Here is the changed code snippet I patched in the latest rawhide:

        fd = open("/proc/self/loginuid", O_NOFOLLOW|O_WRONLY|O_TRUNC);
        if (fd < 0) {
                int loglevel = LOG_DEBUG;
                if (errno != ENOENT) {
                        rc = 1;
                        loglevel = LOG_ERR;
                _pam_log(loglevel, "set_loginuid failed opening loginuid\n");
                return rc;

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