Bug 436771 - Invalid login shell for BackupPC user
Invalid login shell for BackupPC user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: BackupPC (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Johan Cwiklinski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-10 08:01 EDT by S Edwards
Modified: 2008-04-09 01:18 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.1.0-2.fc8
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Last Closed: 2008-04-09 01:18:52 EDT
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Description S Edwards 2008-03-10 08:01:44 EDT
Description of problem:
The default shell for the BackupPC user appears to be /usr/bin/nologin which
appears to be a non-existent file.

Other packages using nologin specify /sbin/nologin

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How reproducible:
Standard install

Steps to Reproduce:
Standard install

Actual results:
System did not appear to allow login through this account. However I did not try
manually setting a password for this account to see what happened.

Expected results:
As actual.

Additional info:
This was a result of looking at various security products usage - this account
was flagged as having an invalid shell.

The README.fedora in BackupPC does explicitly state that:

## BackupPC's user
For security reasons, backuppc user cannot log in. If you want to start manual
backup (ie for debugging), you'll need to set it a shell :
usermod -s /bin/bash

I was unsure though whether it actually should have been /sbin/nologin instead
of /usr/bin/nologin so filed this PR to see.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2008-04-05 05:01:39 EDT
BackupPC-3.1.0-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-04-09 01:18:49 EDT
BackupPC-3.1.0-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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