Bug 3900 - /lib/security/pam_securetty.so flubs PTS entries under ssh?
/lib/security/pam_securetty.so flubs PTS entries under ssh?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-05 12:10 EDT by James E. Leinweber
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 11:37:08 EDT
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Description James E. Leinweber 1999-07-05 12:10:44 EDT
Attempts to use
  auth required  lib/security/pam_securetty.so debug
in /etc/pam.d/ssh  (with ssh version 1.2.26)
yield "PAM-securetty[1276]: cannot determine user's tty".
Does this mean pam_securetty needs /dev/pts fixes?
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 11:37:59 EDT
No, it means that you should not be using securetty with ssh.
ptys are insecure except when encrypted, say with ssh, and
pam_securetty is doing precisely the right thing.  Just take it
out of the stack for ssh, unless you do not want root to be able
to log in via ssh.  :-)

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