Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229472
news account has no login shell
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:18:21 EST
Description of problem:
The news account is created with no login shell:
For e.g. this would allow a password to be set, or creation of SSH key files
that would then permit this to be used as a login account.
Other system accounts use the shell /sbin/nologin to prevent this.
The account is created by the setup RPM. The maintainer has requested a review
of inn to verify that changing this setting for the account will not cause
problems for the inn package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reported on RHEL4U4, but verified on FC6 & RHEL5.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. getent passwd news
I tried to change this setting for the account on RHEL5. The innd is runing
without any problems. Now I'm doing some other tests, but it seems to me, that
there wouldn't be any problem.
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,
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if the solution does not work for you.