Bug 15997 - PAM and syslog logging of su attempts
PAM and syslog logging of su attempts
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-08-11 10:50 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-11 10:50:26 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-08-11 10:50:24 EDT
syslog entries for invalid su varies for different users.
On my system, if I fail while attempting an su to: "root" or "named",
the syslog entries appear as:

Aug 11 09:25:25 mybox PAM_pwdb[22699]: authentication failure;
arhodes(uid=500) -> root for su service
Aug 11 09:25:31 mybox PAM_pwdb[22700]: authentication failure;
arhodes(uid=500) -> named for su service

However, if I attempt to su to "bin" or "operator", all I get in
the syslog entry is:

Aug 11 09:51:38 xanax PAM_pwdb[22733]: get passwd; pwdb: request not
Aug 11 09:51:54 xanax PAM_pwdb[22734]: get passwd; pwdb: request not

Anyone know why PAM_pwdb would exhibit these different behaviors?
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-12 16:15:30 EDT
The pam_pwdb module is being replaced by the pam_unix module (which works
correctly) for upcoming releases.

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