Bug 476833 - "su" segfaults when "open_only" is used with "pam_tty_audit" in system-auth
"su" segfaults when "open_only" is used with "pam_tty_audit" in system-auth
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2008-12-17 07:57 EST by Olivier Fourdan
Modified: 2013-03-03 21:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-02 07:24:25 EDT
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Description Olivier Fourdan 2008-12-17 07:57:54 EST
Description of problem:

When "open_tty" is used with "pam_tty_audit" in system-auth, then "su" segfaults.

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How reproducible:

100% reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add  "session required pam_tty_audit.so open_only enable=*" to /etc/pam.d/system-auth 
2. Type "su" as a regular user
3. Enter root passwd
Actual results:

~someuser $ su
Segmentation fault
~someuser $

Expected results:

~someuser $ su
~root #

Additional info:

Backtrace follows:

#0  0x00002b5b3a898f65 in _int_malloc () from /lib64/libc.so.6
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00002b5b3a898f65 in _int_malloc () from /lib64/libc.so.6
#1  0x00002b5b3a89b02a in malloc () from /lib64/libc.so.6
#2  0x00002b5b3a909ae0 in __nss_lookup_function () from /lib64/libc.so.6
#3  0x00002b5b3a8bd705 in internal_getgrouplist () from /lib64/libc.so.6
#4  0x00002b5b3a8bd92a in initgroups () from /lib64/libc.so.6
#5  0x00002b5b39bba772 in ?? () from /bin/su
#6  0x00002b5b39bbaec1 in main () from /bin/su
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2008-12-17 08:20:06 EST
There is a double free() in the pam_tty_audit when open_only is specified and the  auditing is already enabled before the su is run. As a workaround I'd suggest just not using the open_only option - it does not make much sense anyway.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 07:24:25 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
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