Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248050
login.krb5 incorrectly warns about missing home directories on NFS if root-squashing is enabled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:45 EST
The login.krb5 binary (used by Kerberos's rlogind and telnetd) attempts to
chdir() to the user's home directory to verify it exists, and issues a warning
if it fails, instead starting the user's session from the root directory.
Problem: it does this before it drops privileges, so if the user's home
directory is mounted over NFS with root squashing enabled, it fails even though
the user is perfectly able to access her home directory after logging in.
PM ACK and raising prio to high
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
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