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Bug 162660 - pam authentication fails
pam authentication fails
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: squid (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Blocks: 168429 170397 582180 586828
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Reported: 2005-07-07 07:22 EDT by Andrew Meredith
Modified: 2010-04-28 08:51 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0052
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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: 582180 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2006-03-07 13:50:11 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 56027 None None None Never
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0052 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: squid security update 2006-03-07 00:00:00 EST

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Description Andrew Meredith 2005-07-07 07:22:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
/usr/lib/squid/ncsa_auth and /usr/lib/squid/pam_auth are packages without setuid root. They are therefore cannot access the shadow password file and cannot authenticate until a manual chown has been executed.

Because of this, the package cannot be auto-updated.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable ncsa authentication in squid
2. Try to log in (failed)
3. chown /usr/lib/squid/ncsa_auth to setuid root
4. restart squid to restart the authenticator
5. Try to log in (success)

Additional info:

The previous report of this issue (56027) has just been closed without a fix.
Comment 1 Andrew Meredith 2005-07-07 07:24:41 EDT

Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2005-07-07 07:38:49 EDT
You are right, but we want to avoid using setuid. I'll be working on it.
Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2005-07-15 10:05:21 EDT
pam_auth and ncsa_auth have setuid in rawhide...
Comment 4 Andrew Meredith 2005-07-15 17:56:56 EDT

Any idea when this might filter through to the production RHEL4 package?
Comment 5 Martin Stransky 2005-07-18 04:25:00 EDT
We want to test it in rawhide and if there isn't any problem, we'll update it to
Comment 7 Martin Stransky 2005-11-15 07:27:30 EST
The new release-candidate packages for RHEL3/4 are available here:

Comment 8 Andrew Meredith 2005-11-22 09:02:52 EST
Upgrade ran without flaw.

Thanks Martin.

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 13:50:11 EST
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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