Bug 1955722 - crond core dumps after updating /usr/lib64/libnss_winbind.so library
Summary: crond core dumps after updating /usr/lib64/libnss_winbind.so library
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cronie
Version: 7.9
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jan Staněk
QA Contact: RHEL CS Apps Subsystem QE
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Reported: 2021-04-30 17:33 UTC by jas
Modified: 2021-05-05 11:33 UTC (History)
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Description jas 2021-04-30 17:33:25 UTC
Description of problem:

We use nss module winbind as our Linux hosts are joined to AD. When a software upgrade is done on winbind, and winbind is replaced, we restart winbind, but if crond previously loaded the old nss-winbind library because it was executing user jobs, then when the new module is put into place, crond will segfault each time it tries to run user jobs. 

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start crond
2. Make crond execute a job for a user who is in AD
3. Update nss-winbind library
4. Wait for cron to execute the next cron job. It will segfault.

Expected results:

I would expect that crond would close and re-open the nss library between runs.

Additional info:

If I restart crond after replacing winbind, there is no problem.

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