Bug 191477 - avoid trying to reload the keyboard mapping as user
avoid trying to reload the keyboard mapping as user
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kbd (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
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Blocks: FAST4.5APPROVED
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Reported: 2006-05-12 08:16 EDT by Aristeu Rozanski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0672
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Last Closed: 2006-09-27 02:38:33 EDT
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Description Aristeu Rozanski 2006-05-12 08:16:34 EDT
Description of problem:
The CVE-2005-3257 warns about any user being able to change the keyboard mapping
on console. To fix this, the kernel doesn't allow anymore the user to change
the keyboard mapping, only read it. After fixing this (BZ#172357) the kbd
package breaks because /bin/unicode_start tries to reload the table everytime
the user logs in.

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How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.apply patch https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=128857 on
latest RHEL-4 kernel
2. try to login as any user
  
Actual results:
'loadkeys' application prints errors for not being able to change the keyboard
mapping

Expected results:
no warnings being printed

Additional info:
there's already a patch on kbd Fedora package:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=128887
Comment 1 Aristeu Rozanski 2006-07-24 11:31:09 EDT
Miloslav, any news on this one?
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-09-27 02:38:34 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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2006-0672.html

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