Bug 433282 - aureport uses standard input when run from cron
Summary: aureport uses standard input when run from cron
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 432866
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: audit
Version: 5.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Steve Grubb
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On: 428860
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Reported: 2008-02-18 11:20 UTC by Martin Poole
Modified: 2008-02-18 19:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-18 19:45:43 UTC
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Description Martin Poole 2008-02-18 11:20:26 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #428860 +++

Description of problem:

When aureport is run from a file in /etc/cron.hourly or /etc/cron.daily, it uses
standard input for input rather than /var/log/audit/audit.log.  It finds no log
records on standard input.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a file in /etc/cron.daily or /etc/cron.hourly to run aureport
2.Wait for cron to run the file
Actual results:
No data is seen by aureport

Expected results:
aureport processes the data in /var/log/audit/audit.log

Additional info:

The following check is done in aureport.c:

        if (input_is_pipe())
                rc = process_stdin();
        else if (user_file)
                rc = process_file(user_file);
                rc = process_logs(&config);

When a job is run by cron, standard input is set to a pipe so the pipe is used
ranther than the files, even if the -if option is given on the aureport command.

-- Additional comment from sgrubb@redhat.com on 2008-01-28 18:04 EST --
I added --input-logs to audit-1.6.7 development code. It should be released
within a few weeks.

-- Additional comment from sgrubb@redhat.com on 2008-01-31 18:43 EST --
audit-1.6.7-1 was built into rawhide and F-8 testing. The new option should
solve the problem. Thanks for reporting the bug!

Comment 1 Martin Poole 2008-02-18 11:21:25 UTC
Customer is reporting against RHEL5 version


Comment 2 Steve Grubb 2008-02-18 17:20:04 UTC
I am already working this item under bz #432866.

Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2008-02-18 19:45:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 432866 ***

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