Bug 445606 - multiple rshd bugs: arg_max, audit, pam_rhosts
multiple rshd bugs: arg_max, audit, pam_rhosts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rsh (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Tkac
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-07 18:32 EDT by Gilbert E. Detillieux
Modified: 2013-04-30 19:39 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.17-50.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-05-13 11:30:50 EDT
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fix arg_max and audit bugs (1.00 KB, patch)
2008-05-07 18:32 EDT, Gilbert E. Detillieux
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Description Gilbert E. Detillieux 2008-05-07 18:32:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Recent patches to rsh package introduced 2 new bugs: one due to a missed line in
the arg_max patch, one due to incorrect return code checks in the audit patch.
Also, recent pam versions changed name of pam_rhosts_auth.so module to

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How reproducible:
fails consistently

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try running "rsh localhost w" (or similar short command)
2. try running "rsh localhost some_long_command"
3. check log entries in /var/log/messages
(This is after taking all necessary steps to enable rsh service, allow "rsh" in
/etc/securetty, setting up .rhosts, etc.)
Actual results:
Commands fail due to missing pam_rhosts_auth.so module specified in
/etc/pam.d/rsh (and rlogin too).  After fixing that, short commands fail with
bogus message "Error sending audit event."  Long commands fail with message
"command too long".

Expected results:
Commands should work.

Additional info:
See attached patch to fix 2 code bugs.  (Change in pam module name is a trivial
edit of rsh.pam and rlogin.pam source files, and is not included.)
Comment 1 Gilbert E. Detillieux 2008-05-07 18:32:11 EDT
Created attachment 304812 [details]
fix arg_max and audit bugs
Comment 2 Adam Tkac 2008-05-09 07:02:38 EDT
Thanks for your report, all problems are fixed in latest build
(rsh-server-0.17-50.fc9). I'm not sure if it will be part of F9 GA or it will be
released as F9 update. I'm going to let you know.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-05-09 13:28:57 EDT
rsh-0.17-50.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Comment 4 Adam Tkac 2008-05-12 07:55:24 EDT
It's too late for F9, fixes will be available after F9 release.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-05-13 11:30:47 EDT
rsh-0.17-50.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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