Bug 161230 - gdm create spurious audit entries
gdm create spurious audit entries
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 113381 156322 159338
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Reported: 2005-06-21 11:48 EDT by Steve Grubb
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-644
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 11:32:59 EDT
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Proposed patch (561 bytes, patch)
2005-06-21 12:53 EDT, Tomas Mraz
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Description Steve Grubb 2005-06-21 11:48:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
Testing has shown that there is a spurious audit message being generated by gdm:

type=USER_ERR msg=audit(06/21/05 09:44:32.699:783952) : user pid=2155 uid=root 
auid=unknown(4294967295) msg='PAM bad_ident: user=? exe="/usr/bin/gdm-binary" (hostname=?, addr=?, terminal=? result=User not known to the underlying authentication module)'

This causes the audit system to log what could be interpretted as "suspicious" events.


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install audit package
2. reboot into run level 5
3. ausearch -i -x gdm
  

Actual Results:  Among other things you will find a USER_ERR message with no PAM_USER.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2005-06-21 12:53:00 EDT
Created attachment 115763 [details]
Proposed patch

This patch simply disables the checking call to pam which is not necessary when
gdm is part of the distribution and not manually installed from sources by
user.
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 11:32:59 EDT
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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2005-644.html

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