Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170397
pam authentication fails
Last modified: 2010-04-28 09:12:05 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #162660 +++
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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):
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)
The previous report of this issue (56027) has just been closed without a fix.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2005-07-07 07:24 EST --
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2005-07-07 07:38 EST --
You are right, but we want to avoid using setuid. I'll be working on it.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2005-07-15 10:05 EST --
pam_auth and ncsa_auth have setuid in rawhide...
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2005-07-15 17:56 EST --
Any idea when this might filter through to the production RHEL4 package?
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2005-07-18 04:25 EST --
We want to test it in rawhide and if there isn't any problem, we'll update it to
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
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