Bug 122592 - su docs (man and info) doesn't mention pam
su docs (man and info) doesn't mention pam
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-05-06 00:00 EDT by Petros
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.2.1-9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-05-18 07:56:13 EDT
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Description Petros 2004-05-06 00:00:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
The man page and the info file (man points to this) does not mention
the use of PAM by the command 'su'. So it isn't obvious that you can
use /etc/pam.d/su to restrict access to this tool. Instead I was
tempted to mess around with the file permissions.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man su | grep -i pam
2. info su | grep -i pam

Actual Results:  (empty grep result)

Expected Results:  Some lines mentioning that su is using PAM.

Additional info:

It is only one example. PAM HowTos don't replace updated documentation
if a system is using PAM.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-05-18 07:56:13 EDT
Fixed package is 5.2.1-9.

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