Bug 875738

Summary: offline authentication failure always returns System Error
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Jakub Hrozek <jhrozek>
Component: sssdAssignee: Jakub Hrozek <jhrozek>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Kaushik Banerjee <kbanerje>
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Version: 6.4CC: apeetham, grajaiya, jgalipea, okos, pbrezina
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Fixed In Version: sssd-1.9.2-16.el6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Jakub Hrozek 2012-11-12 14:00:28 UTC
This bug is created as a clone of upstream ticket:
https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/ticket/1636

Whenever there is any error during offline authentication, including mistyped password, pam_sss always returns System Error. This is confusing to the admin, as looking at /var/log/secure makes it look like the SSSD is in trouble.

Comment 2 Amith 2012-12-17 09:08:13 UTC
Verified the BZ on SSSD version: sssd-1.9.2-41.el6.x86_64

Below is the beaker output for the automated script:

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:: [   LOG    ] :: 875738 - offline authentication failure always returns System Error
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:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'ldapadd -xv -D "cn=Directory Manager" -w Secret123 -H ldap://hubcap.lab.eng.pnq.redhat.com -f /tmp/tempuser.ldif'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running '> /var/log/sssd/sssd_pam.log'
:: [   LOG    ] :: Sleeping for 5 seconds
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'restart_clearing_cache'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'sleep 5'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'chmod 755 /tmp/ssh.sh'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running '/tmp/ssh.sh'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'ifdown eth0'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'sleep 5'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Authentication failed, as expected
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'auth_failure off_user WrongPass'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'sleep 5'
:: [   PASS   ] :: File '/var/log/sssd/sssd_pam.log' should not contain 'System error'
:: [   PASS   ] :: File '/var/log/secure' should not contain 'System error'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'ifup eth0'
:: [   LOG    ] :: Duration: 1m 45s
:: [   LOG    ] :: Assertions: 15 good, 1 bad
:: [   PASS   ] :: RESULT: 875738 - offline authentication failure always returns System Error

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 09:40:06 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0508.html