Bug 1028635 - audisp-remote will not reconnect to remote server after a transient "critical" network error
Summary: audisp-remote will not reconnect to remote server after a transient "critical...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: audit
Version: 6.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Steve Grubb
QA Contact: Patrik Kis
Depends On: 1044628
Blocks: 1042734
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-11-08 22:28 UTC by John Trowbridge
Modified: 2018-12-06 15:26 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: audit-2.2-4.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-10-14 07:14:35 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2014:1515 normal SHIPPED_LIVE audit bug fix and enhancement update 2014-10-14 01:22:21 UTC

Description John Trowbridge 2013-11-08 22:28:51 UTC
Description of problem:

audisp will not reconnect to remote server after a transient "critical" network error. 

Additional info:

Steve Grubb is aware of this issue, and has a fix.

Comment 2 Steve Grubb 2013-11-09 13:39:59 UTC
There is an upstream fix for this. Simple fix to back port just that patch.

Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2013-11-12 19:38:36 UTC
The main patches that fixes this is 867 & 871.


However, that also depended on 865, 864, 863, and 860 because the management of plugins was not working correctly. Meaning that if you changed a setting in audisp-remote.conf, you could not do, "service auditd reload" and have sighup propogate to the remote plugin.

Comment 7 Ondrej Moriš 2013-12-02 14:47:11 UTC
Could you please share the details about this bug and its reproducer? It is not clear from the description - what is meant by a 'transient "critical" network error.'?

Comment 14 Steve Grubb 2013-12-12 21:30:10 UTC
audit-2.2-3.el6 was built with just patch 867 & 871 applied.

Comment 22 Steve Grubb 2013-12-20 14:21:51 UTC
Thanks for the investigation. I can see that I need to modify the patch a bit. I will provide an updated build.

Comment 23 Steve Grubb 2014-01-27 22:09:57 UTC
Fixed in upstream commit 895.

Comment 24 Steve Grubb 2014-01-27 22:27:05 UTC
audit-2.2-4.el6 was built to resolve this problem. It adds upstream commit 895 to the patch.

Comment 35 Patrik Kis 2014-02-11 14:53:06 UTC
When updating to the new version, please make sure that the


configuration file is updated too. The default value of "remote_ending_action" has changed from:

remote_ending_action = suspend


remote_ending_action = reconnect

This change is an important part if the fix.

Comment 38 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 07:14:35 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.


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