Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176651
pam_group fails with
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:11:23 EST
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Description of problem:
The pam_group.so fails to assign additional group. in /var/log/messages it reports.
"Dec 28 10:52:02 lcllxts10 pam_group: not opened"
The error occures regardless the content of the file /etc/security/group.conf.
WORKAROUND - recompiled pam_group.so from source file pam_group.c version
" pam_group.c,v 1.3 2000/11/26 07:32:39 agmorgan" which works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add line "auth required /lib/security/pam_group" in /etc/pam.d/system-auth
2. Add a valid entry in /etc/security/group.conf e.g.
"* ; * ; * ; Al0000-2400 ; sys "
3.Perform a login
Actual Results: Run command "id". The group sys is not listed.
Expected Results: Group sys to be added to the group set of the user.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - i just noticed that the string "/etc/security/group.conf" is not found in the binary pam_group.so provided with RH AS 3.0. My guess is that the PAM_GROUP_CONF is set to null by the lines in pam_group.c
# define PAM_GROUP_CONF DEFAULT_CONF_FILE /* from external define */
# define PAM_GROUP_CONF "/etc/security/group.conf"
Good catch, strange that nobody complained yet. It seems that pam_group module
is not used at all.
This is a typo in the pam_group Makefile - the $(CONFILE) should be replaced
This issue is on Red Hat Engineering's list of planned work items
for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.8 release. Engineering
resources have been assigned and barring unforeseen circumstances, Red
Hat intends to include this item in the 3.8 release.
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