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Bug 229472 - news account has no login shell
Summary: news account has no login shell
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: setup
Version: 4.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-21 13:01 UTC by Bryn M. Reeves
Modified: 2018-10-20 00:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0130
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-03-05 12:30:46 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0130 normal SHIPPED_LIVE setup bug fix and enhancement update 2008-07-23 21:57:38 UTC

Description Bryn M. Reeves 2007-02-21 13:01:57 UTC
Description of problem:
The news account is created with no login shell:


For e.g. this would allow a password to be set, or creation of SSH key files
that would then permit this to be used as a login account.

Other system accounts use the shell /sbin/nologin to prevent this.

The account is created by the setup RPM. The maintainer has requested a review
of inn to verify that changing this setting for the account will not cause
problems for the inn package.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reported on RHEL4U4, but verified on FC6 & RHEL5.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. getent passwd news
Actual results:

Expected results:

Comment 1 Ondrej Dvoracek 2007-03-08 18:27:13 UTC
I tried to change this setting for the account on RHEL5. The innd is runing
without any problems. Now I'm doing some other tests, but it seems to me, that
there wouldn't be any problem.

Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2008-03-05 12:30:46 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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