Bug 149899 - gdm should call setegid and seteuid before calling g_file_test on the user's home directory
Summary: gdm should call setegid and seteuid before calling g_file_test on the user's ...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Blocks: 137160
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Reported: 2005-02-28 17:51 UTC by Ray Strode [halfline]
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-151
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-09 12:11:43 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:151 normal SHIPPED_LIVE gdm bug fix update 2005-06-09 04:00:00 UTC

Description Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-02-28 17:51:09 UTC
Currently gdm tries to ensure that the user's home directory exists
before initiating the login session.  This causes problems in
situations where root doesn't have permission to know about the
existance of the user's home directory (because of root squashing nfs,
ACLs, etc...).  GDM should first seteuid/setegid to the user before
testing for the existance of the user's home directory.  Note this bug
is the same bug as Bug 149580, but for tracking the RHEL-4 erratum
instead of RHEL-3.

Comment 4 Tim Powers 2005-06-09 12:11:44 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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