Bug 176651 - pam_group fails with
pam_group fails with
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Jay Turner
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Blocks: RHEL3U8CanFix
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Reported: 2005-12-28 11:48 EST by Ivaylo Stratkov
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0346
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Last Closed: 2006-07-20 10:40:54 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0346 normal SHIPPED_LIVE pam bug fix update 2006-07-19 14:47:00 EDT

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Description Ivaylo Stratkov 2005-12-28 11:48:16 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[32724]:  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.

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How reproducible:

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 info:

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"
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2006-01-02 16:52:04 EST
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
Comment 5 Bob Johnson 2006-04-11 11:50:27 EDT
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.
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-07-20 10:40:54 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,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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