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Bug 5420 - userdel crashes without a GID listing of the user in /etc/group
Summary: userdel crashes without a GID listing of the user in /etc/group
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-28 19:23 UTC by dro
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-29 18:18:48 UTC

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Description dro 1999-09-28 19:23:14 UTC
Im guessing this is under shadow-utils, but who reall knows

The problem is this:

userdel will segfault and dump core if you try to remove a
user that doesn't have a GID listing in /etc/group. I have
only experienced this problem on RH 6 systems, but I also
don't have access to previous releases.

I was able to test this on an old slackware machine, and it
was unaffected

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-09-29 18:18:59 UTC
This seems to be working in the lastest release of shadow-utils that
is available from our ftp site.

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