Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5420
userdel crashes without a GID listing of the user in /etc/group
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 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
This seems to be working in the lastest release of shadow-utils that
is available from our ftp site.