Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437116
Nonexistent instance prefix directories cause login failure in pam_namespace
Last modified: 2008-07-26 02:04:47 EDT
Description of problem:
When using the pam_namespace module if a instance prefix directory specified in
namespace.conf does not exist pam_namespace fails causing a pam authentication
failure. Having a nonexistent instance prefix directory in namespace.conf can
render a machine unusable at anything other than run level 1 if /etc/pam.d/login
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Configure /etc/pam.d/login to use pam_namespace. Add configuration line to
/etc/security/namespace.conf which includes a instance prefix directory that
does not exist, log out and then try to login.
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 297774 [details]
Patch containing pam_mkpolydir module that can be used to create instance prefix directories automatically.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
pam-1.0.1-4.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
pam-1.0.1-4.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update pam'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4349
pam-1.0.1-4.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.