Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 220647
"Unable to change GID to 455 temporarily" in /var/log/secure
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
On my fully updated FC6 systems recently I've been seeing lots of "Unable to
change GID to 455 temporarily" errors in the logs, e.g.:
Dec 21 23:55:44 marimba sshd: pam_keyinit(sshd:session): Unable to change
GID to 455 temporarily
(455 is a valid GID on our systems.) I haven't personally noticed any problems
logging in to these systems, but some users have reported that they can't open
sftp sessions any more.
May perhaps be related to bug # 212329?
This is using pam-0.99.6.2-3.fc6, openssh-4.3p2-14.fc6, on both i386 and x86_64
How reproducible: uncertain - seems to be about 10% of all ssh connections from
looking at /var/log/secure.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to sftp to affected system.
Password auth appears to fail, "unable to change GID" error is logged in
sftp session is opened.
pam-0.99.6.2-3.9.fc6 has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.