Bug 191477 - avoid trying to reload the keyboard mapping as user
Summary: avoid trying to reload the keyboard mapping as user
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kbd
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-05-12 12:16 UTC by Aristeu Rozanski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-09-27 06:38:33 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0672 normal SHIPPED_LIVE kbd bug fix update 2007-05-01 13:54:53 UTC

Description Aristeu Rozanski 2006-05-12 12:16:34 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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

Expected results:
no warnings being printed

Additional info:
there's already a patch on kbd Fedora package:

Comment 1 Aristeu Rozanski 2006-07-24 15:31:09 UTC
Miloslav, any news on this one?

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-09-27 06:38:34 UTC
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.


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