Bug 11198 - Can't SU to root from non-root UID
Can't SU to root from non-root UID
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-05-03 10:43 EDT by shawn
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-30 23:20:57 EDT
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Description shawn 2000-05-03 10:43:27 EDT
When I try to SU to root, I get a message Incorrect Login when I try to SU
to root.  I re-installed the PAM files from the Redhat 6.0 cd using
GNOMERPM.  I also made sure that there wasn't anything in the deny/allow
files that would disable this login.  If there is a fix for this, can you
please let me know.  Thanks!

Missouri Department of Health
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:37:59 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-05-30 23:20:56 EDT
What are the permissions on /bin/su?  They should be "-rwsr-xr-x" or
similar.  What are the contents of /etc/pam.d/su?
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-07 17:56:42 EDT
Closed due to inactivity.

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