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Bug 886 - Inconsistent logging of failed logins
Summary: Inconsistent logging of failed logins
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-01-20 03:13 UTC by rnapier
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-22 21:58:47 UTC

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Description rnapier 1999-01-20 03:13:33 UTC
Due to /etc/syslog.conf, incorrect password logins are
logged in /var/log/secure. However, incorrect user logins
are logged in /var/log/messages.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-22 21:58:59 UTC
This is set like this for obvious security reasons. It can be
reconfigured using the syslog.con file if the system administrator
should need it to behave differently.

------- Additional Comments From   01/22/99 17:18 -------
I agree that logging to /var/log/messages is insecure. I'm requesting
that *both* types of messages be logged to /var/log/secure. That way
there's a single place to look for account guessing activity.

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