Bug 522528

Summary: pthread_join() hangs if a thread calls setuid()
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Martin Osvald 🛹 <mosvald>
Component: glibcAssignee: Andreas Schwab <schwab>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: BaseOS QE <qe-baseos-auto>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 5.3CC: drepper, ebachalo, jakub, pmuller
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: glibc-2.5-44 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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reproducer's source file
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Description Martin Osvald 🛹 2009-09-10 15:42:35 UTC
Created attachment 360523 [details]
reproducer's source file

Description of problem:

When a program creates a thread which calls setuid() and terminates, the other
thread trying to wait for it hangs.

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

RHEL5 (2.5-34), also RHEL4 and the newest upstream sources

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Compile attached source file of reproducer:

$ gcc -o reproducer reproducer.c -lpthread

2. and run it:

$ ./reproducer

Actual results:

program hangs

Expected results:

program should end without hanging

Additional info:

This bug has appeared quite a long ago, you can find it in a sourceware BZ with existing patch at:


The patch solves the problem, but I have no idea why this hasn't been applied in the upstream already. I have attached a slightly modiffied version of the patch to be able to be applied and built on RHEL5 glibc sources and it works and solves the problem.

There is also existing BZ for RHEL4:


Comment 1 Martin Osvald 🛹 2009-09-10 15:46:24 UTC
Created attachment 360525 [details]
a patch which fixes the bug

this is a slightly modified version of the original patch: http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=1330&action=view

Comment 4 Andreas Schwab 2009-11-05 12:55:23 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 491995 ***

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 09:05:11 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 therefore 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.