Bug 201522 - User cannot run Wireshark in unprivileged mode
User cannot run Wireshark in unprivileged mode
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
4.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-08-06 23:35 EDT by Matt Seitz
Modified: 2008-07-24 16:16 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0687
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:36:12 EDT
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GDB backtrace (530 bytes, text/plain)
2007-03-16 13:42 EDT, Matt Seitz
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Description Matt Seitz 2006-08-06 23:35:55 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #159958 +++


Description of problem:
Attempting to open ethereal as an unprivilged user:

$ ethereal

Warning window opens asking for root password.  When clicking on the
'unprivilged' button, program exits with 'Unknown Error' window and a close button.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
usermode-1.74-1
ethereal-gnome-0.99.0-EL4.2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Ethereal as non-root user.
2. Select 'Unpriviliged' button
3. Program exits with 'Unknown Error'.
  

Actual Results:  Program exits with a '0' result code.

Expected Results:  Program opens with non-privilged user permissions, allowing a
user to do an ethereal analysis of a packet capture owned by the user.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matt Seitz 2006-08-06 23:38:18 EDT
Workaround:  run "/usr/sbin/ethereal" directly, bypassing "consolehelper".
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2007-03-16 01:16:30 EDT
Thanks for your report.

I can't reproduce the crash on i386.  Please:
* run wireshark,
* when the password dialog appears, switch to a virtual terminal
* attach gdb to the "userhelper" process and let it continue.
* switch to X, select the "Unprivileged" button
* switch back to a virtual terminal; if gdb reports a crash,
  please generate a backtrace and attach it to this bug report.
Comment 3 Matt Seitz 2007-03-16 13:42:54 EDT
Created attachment 150262 [details]
GDB backtrace

GDB reported a sigsegv.  I'm attaching the backtrace.
Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2007-03-18 02:15:19 EDT
Thank you, this indeed seems to be a the same bug as #159958.
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-11-28 23:25:08 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:36:12 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 therefore 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-2008-0687.html
Comment 10 Matt Seitz 2008-07-24 16:16:12 EDT
Thank you for fixing this.

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