Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170809
vixie cron is not pam aware
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #5162 +++
vixie cron does not use pam and also does not read
/etc/security/limits.conf file. The problem is that if
i normally set limits for all users (number of processes, amount of memory, etc)
with just editing /etc/pam.d/(ssh,login,you name it) file
and setting it to use /etc/security/pam_limits.so, then i cant do this for cron.
And users can execute programs by setting cronjobs or at jobs.
To those programs the limits do not apply and so can user override limits set by
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 1999-09-17 10:44 EST --
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5160 ***
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2005-05-10 08:22 EST --
*** Bug 157290 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2005-07-20 17:58 EST --
Withholding PM ACK; vixie-cron does not currently have a QA slot allocated to it
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata