Bug 1532252 - Account settings segfault when run under root
Account settings segfault when run under root
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: accountsservice (Show other bugs)
All Linux
high Severity high
: rc
: 7.5
Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Desktop QE
: Regression
: 1539536 1539601 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 1438583 1454909 1527213 1544369
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Reported: 2018-01-08 08:39 EST by Jiri Koten
Modified: 2018-05-17 10:39 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: accountsservice-0.6.45-5.el7
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: 1544369 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2018-04-10 09:10:18 EDT
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2018-01-08 08:39 EST, Jiri Koten
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0770 None None None 2018-04-10 09:11 EDT

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Description Jiri Koten 2018-01-08 08:39:59 EST
Created attachment 1378523 [details]

Description of problem:
Running gnome-control-center user-accounts under root results in segfault.

The crash is probably related to unlocking of dialogs in the control-settings which require root privileges.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to gnome session under root
2. run Account Settings

Actual results:

Expected results:
No crash

Additional info:
Comment 5 Jiri Koten 2018-01-29 05:39:50 EST
*** Bug 1539601 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jiri Koten 2018-01-29 09:27:43 EST
*** Bug 1539536 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Ondrej Holy 2018-01-30 03:32:34 EST
As per the backtrace, this is a consequence of changes from Bug 1474579 and I suppose that the following patch for accountsservice should fix it. Thus moving this bug into accountsservice component.

However, control-center may also segfault in certain cases if run under root, but I suppose that this is not a regression, but rather a long-term issue. Anyway, the patches from the following bug should fix it also. Please file another bug report if it is desired.
Comment 9 Jiri Koten 2018-02-12 05:03:29 EST
The crash in accountsservice is fixed. But we need to fix also the consequent crash in g-c-c to fully fix the crash when run under root. Thus moving this bug to verified and cloning it for g-c-c.
Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2018-04-10 09:10:18 EDT
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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