Bug 52936 - bad handling of duplicate entries in group file
bad handling of duplicate entries in group file
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-30 20:04 EDT by Matthew Galgoci
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Description Matthew Galgoci 2001-08-30 20:04:50 EDT
Description of Problem:

If you have two identical groups in a group file and run grpconv on the
file, grpconv will run the system out of resources until the VM steps
in and kills grpconv.

Grant it, you should _never_ have two identical groups in a group file, but
shit does happen in the real world, especially when you are piecing a
system back together from backups.

Give me a core dump or an exit -1 rather than an infinite loop that brings
the system to its knees please.

How Reproducible:

'till the cows come home.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit the group file, duplicate an entry. Any entry should do.
2. run grpconv
3) Watch the system grind to a crawl. Try running top if you want.

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Comment 1 Matthew Galgoci 2003-02-27 22:33:03 EST
This is still an issue in current phoebe

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