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Bug 454261 - who does not determine user's message status correctly
Summary: who does not determine user's message status correctly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kamil Dudka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-07 10:48 UTC by Piotr Gackiewicz
Modified: 2010-05-17 19:07 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: coreutils-7.6-11.fc12
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-01-26 11:55:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Additional check of terminal's group (deleted)
2008-07-07 10:53 UTC, Piotr Gackiewicz
no flags Details | Diff

Description Piotr Gackiewicz 2008-07-07 10:48:43 UTC
Description of problem:
who does not take group owner of tty into account when determining users'
message status

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[root@fc8d ~]# ls -l /dev/pts*
total 0
crw--w---- 1 root  root 136, 0 Jul  7 12:37 0
crw--w---- 1 user_a tty  136, 1 Jul  7 12:37 1
crw--w---- 1 root  tty  136, 2 Jul  7 12:42 2

[root@fc8d ~]# who -wu
user_a    + pts/0        Jul  7 11:43 00:05       27269 (hostname.domain)
user_a    + pts/1        Jul  7 12:31 00:05       15316 (hostname.domain)
root     + pts/2        Jul  7 12:32   .         15345 (hostname.domain)

Actually, user "user_a" on tty /dev/pts/0 has "mesg n" (because of tty group: root).
Bug does occur when logged through gdm.

"who" should check getgrnam("tty") gr_gid against stat("/dev/...") s_gid or
should be setgid tty and check term gid against getegid().

Comment 1 Piotr Gackiewicz 2008-07-07 10:53:06 UTC
Created attachment 311137 [details]
Additional check of terminal's group

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2008-07-07 11:18:08 UTC
Thanks for report and patch, as the behaviour is still upstream adding upstream
maintainer to cc.

Comment 3 Jim Meyering 2008-07-07 13:56:15 UTC
Thanks.  I've raised a portability-related question on the bug-coreutils mailing

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-08-07 14:09:35 UTC
coreutils-6.9-18.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 5 Ondrej Vasik 2008-08-07 14:15:39 UTC
Oops, that's by accident, fix is not included in that update as there is still upstream about portability impact.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:58:24 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:38:21 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 12 Kamil Dudka 2010-01-20 15:54:28 UTC
Piotr, thanks for the patch!  I've added the configure option requested by upstream.  The updated patch is now pending review at upsatream mailing-list:

Comment 13 Kamil Dudka 2010-01-25 11:45:22 UTC
patch got upstream with some additional improvements:;a=commitdiff;h=aad0bde0b5aa6ccf2714f43676d4941f820c6283

Comment 14 Ondrej Vasik 2010-01-26 11:55:12 UTC
Built as coreutils-8.4-2.fc13, closing RAWHIDE.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2010-04-28 16:08:03 UTC
coreutils-7.6-11.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2010-04-28 18:56:44 UTC
coreutils-7.2-8.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2010-05-17 19:04:26 UTC
coreutils-7.2-8.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 18 Fedora Update System 2010-05-17 19:07:28 UTC
coreutils-7.6-11.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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