Bug 438753 - passwd command fails because pam system-auth has incorrect library paths
passwd command fails because pam system-auth has incorrect library paths
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
4.6
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2008-03-24 17:08 EDT by Maarten Broekman
Modified: 2008-03-25 08:52 EDT (History)
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Description Maarten Broekman 2008-03-24 17:08:16 EDT
Description of problem:
The passwd command fails with "Module is unknown" on RHEL4.6 with pam 0.77-
66.23

Comparing the stock system-auth file between pam 0.77-66.23 and 0.77-66.21 
shows all the paths in 66.23 to be /lib/security while on 66.21 all the paths 
are /lib64/security.



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pam 0.77-66.23

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build a system where pam 0.77-66.23 is the initially installed pam rpm
2. Attempt to log in  <-- fails
3. Access single-user mode
4. Attempt to run passwd <-- fails with "Module is unknown".
  
Actual results:
Unable to log in as any user in multi-user mode.
Unable to change passwords in single-user mode ("Module is unknown".)

Expected results:
Successful multi-user logins.
Successful password changing in single-user.
/lib64/ paths in /etc/pam.d/system-auth

Additional info:
If you have a previous version of the pam RPM already installed, there is no 
change in behavior because the previous system-auth file is preserved.
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2008-03-25 08:52:35 EDT
PAM misconfiguration.

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