Bug 461074 - libuser crashes on parsing invalid entries with missing semi-colons :
libuser crashes on parsing invalid entries with missing semi-colons :
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libuser (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
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Reported: 2008-09-03 20:58 EDT by ritz
Modified: 2010-10-23 00:16 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-07 01:50:44 EDT
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patch based on upstream code (1.34 KB, patch)
2008-09-03 20:58 EDT, ritz
no flags Details | Diff
Consistently use "" if the last field is not present (2.31 KB, patch)
2008-09-04 16:38 EDT, Miloslav Trmač
no flags Details | Diff

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Description ritz 2008-09-03 20:58:41 EDT
Created attachment 315712 [details]
patch based on upstream code

Description of problem:
system-config-users segfaults on libuser if an entry in the /etc/passwd file isn't formatted correctly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Manually add an entry to /etc/passwd with a missing colon, eg:
(should be 'oracle:x:700:700::/home/oracle:/bin/bash')

2) Run system-config-users from command line (you don't see the error displayed if you run it from the GUI menu: s-c-u just doesn't run)

3) Get the following error:
[mhuth@localhost ~]$ system-config-users
/usr/share/system-config-users/system-config-users: line 4:  6486 Segmentation fault      /usr/bin/python2 /usr/share/system-config-users/system-config-users.py
Actual results:

Expected results:
libuser should not segv

Additional info:
patch based on upstream code attached
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2008-09-04 16:38:27 EDT
Created attachment 315807 [details]
Consistently use "" if the last field is not present

Thanks for the report, this is the relevant patch (backported from the 2006-03-05 changes on HEAD).
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-10-31 12:37:11 EDT
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