Bug 38092 - /sbin/nologin instead of /bin/false
Summary: /sbin/nologin instead of /bin/false
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pidentd
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-27 14:11 UTC by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-04-27 14:16:06 UTC

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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2001-04-27 14:11:58 UTC
I have a suggestion for improving Red Hat linux (I've actually seen
this in OpenBSD): Red Hat Linux adds many pseudo-users (for example
named, squid, ident, rpc, rpcuser, etc.). It adds these pseudo-users
with /bin/false shell. I suggest to add the /sbin/nologin program to the
system, and use this as the default shell of the pseudo-users. Then you
can make /sbin/nologin to complain loudly when it is executed. User can
thus spot possible break-in attempts.


Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-04-27 14:16:02 UTC
We're discussing it.

Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-04-30 14:59:07 UTC
Fixed in pidentd-3.0.12-5 - /sbin/nologin was added to util-linux-2.11a-4

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