Bug 44107 - /bin/login is not setuid to root
/bin/login is not setuid to root
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-11 09:15 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-11 12:29:13 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-11 09:15:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
I cannot use login in a shell to login to another account.
The error message says that the password has expired. 
I eventually tracked this down in the source for /bin/login.
It just means that /bin/login has failed to access the /etc/shadow
file since it is not setuid to root.

This problem appears in both 7.0 and 7.1. The rpm shows that /bin/login
is not setuid to root.

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Comment 1 Erik Troan 2001-06-11 12:29:06 EDT
This feature has been disabled in Red Hat (since Red Hat 4.0) because it
conflicts with PAM session management.

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