Bug 444107 - [RHEL4] userdel/usermod infinite loop with duplicate names in /etc/group or /etc/gshadow
[RHEL4] userdel/usermod infinite loop with duplicate names in /etc/group or /...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
high Severity high
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
: Reopened
Depends On: 240915
Blocks: 655088
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Reported: 2008-04-24 22:19 EDT by Andrew Hecox
Modified: 2010-11-19 10:09 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0692
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:37:16 EDT
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update grpconv to update_entry function (830 bytes, patch)
2008-04-25 09:15 EDT, Kenneth Topp
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Comment 2 Kenneth Topp 2008-04-25 09:15:03 EDT
Created attachment 303779 [details]
update grpconv to update_entry function

update grpconv to update_entry function

all commands that call gr_next after running gr_update on a dup group are at

at least grpconv is.  patch attached.

groupadd - only update a non existant group, however broken nsswitch could make

getgrnam return 0, and find_by_name would get a dup. but luckily the gr_next
occurs before gr_update
newusers -similar to groupadd
grpunconv - needs to be fixed, can fix just like my attached patch, if it's
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:37:16 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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