Bug 4507 - /etc/pam.d/su includes xauth
Summary: /etc/pam.d/su includes xauth
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-13 13:53 UTC by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-27 22:48:17 UTC

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Description Mads Kiilerich 1999-08-13 13:53:26 UTC
- that is:
session    optional     /lib/security/pam_xauth.so

That gives error messages in /var/log/secure when no X
packages is installed, e.g.:

Aug 13 04:02:00 ib pam_xauth[5549]: call_xauth: execve
failed for /usr/X11R6/bin
Aug 13 04:02:00 ib pam_xauth[5548]: call_xauth: child
returned 1
Aug 13 04:02:01 ib pam_xauth[5551]: call_xauth: execve
failed for /usr/X11R6/bin
Aug 13 04:02:01 ib pam_xauth[5548]: call_xauth: child
returned 1

I suggest that _if_ xauth&su "has to" be enabled in a
"normal" setup, then it should be added by the xauth

Regards, Kiilerich

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-27 22:43:59 UTC
assigned to johnsonm

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-27 22:48:59 UTC
Should be fixed in 0.68-3 or later when released; I have change those
messages to only show up when debugging is enabled.  The fact that it
logged those messages was left over from when I was debugging
pam_xauth and was not removed before only because I didn't normally
tickle it myself.

Thanks for the report!

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