Bug 5420 - userdel crashes without a GID listing of the user in /etc/group
userdel crashes without a GID listing of the user in /etc/group
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-28 15:23 EDT by dro
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-29 14:18:48 EDT
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Description dro 1999-09-28 15:23:14 EDT
Im guessing this is under shadow-utils, but who reall knows
:)

The problem is this:

userdel will segfault and dump core if you try to remove a
user that doesn't have a GID listing in /etc/group. I have
only experienced this problem on RH 6 systems, but I also
don't have access to previous releases.

I was able to test this on an old slackware machine, and it
was unaffected
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-09-29 14:18:59 EDT
This seems to be working in the lastest release of shadow-utils that
is available from our ftp site.

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-2.i386.rpm

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