Bug 146073 - cron fails with pam_access
cron fails with pam_access
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 163882
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Reported: 2005-01-25 00:55 EST by Andrew Taylor
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 4.1-21
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Last Closed: 2005-09-05 04:24:06 EDT
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Description Andrew Taylor 2005-01-25 00:55:21 EST
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Description of problem:
When using the pam_access module, cron fails for user jobs.  In
particular, this shows up in the logs every time the cronjob should run:

pam_access[6093]: couldn't get the tty name
crond[6093]: Critical error - immediate abort

pam_access is enabled by (for example) adding the following to
account     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_access.so
This causes the rules in /etc/security/access.conf will be enforced.

A google search turned up the issue, along with a possible resolution,
in debian linux: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=254845

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add "account required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_access.so" to
2. create a cronjob for a user
3. wait ;)

Actual Results:  The error is logged in /var/log/messages.

Expected Results:  The cronjob should have run.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-01-25 09:51:08 EST
Yes, thanks - I'll fix this in the next release (vixie-cron-4.1-21_FC3).
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-01-25 11:44:07 EST
This is now done and fixed in vixie-cron-4.1-21_FC3, which will shortly
be pushed to FC3 updates. Meanwhile, you can download it from:
Comment 3 Andrew Taylor 2005-01-25 16:32:07 EST
I've tested the new package, and can confirm it solves the problem. 
Thanks for the speedy resolution!
Comment 10 Jason Vas Dias 2005-07-20 14:07:49 EDT
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-33+ (current release vixie-cron-4.1-36.EL4,
available from http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/cron/RHEL-4/4.1-36.EL4/) and
is scheduled for release in RHEL-4-U2 .

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