Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65014
Can't 'su' to another LDAP Based User
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
I can login to a server using LDAP based authentication, but I can't then 'su'
to another user - it fails with an incorrect password error (not unknown user).
If I su to root, I can then su to the user, which to me means the server can
successfully find the user in LDAP.
This is currently working for several RH7.2 servers. I have upgraded a RH7.2
server with nss_ldap-185-1.i386.rpm, but this introduced other issues, so I
rolled it back to nss_ldap-172-2.i386.rpm. After rolling back, I get this
same 'su' issue on the RH7.2 server, just like I have on the RH7.3 servers.
What changes are made by going to nss_ldap-185-1.i386.rpm, that are not undone
by going back to nss_ldap-172-2.i386.rpm? I've looked thru the file lists for
nss_ldap-172-2.i386.rpm, and all seem OK on the RH7.2 server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login as User
2.Attempt su to another user, this fails with password problem
3.Try on a Rh 7.2 (nss_ldap-172-2.i386.rpm) and it works ok
Seems I can workaround the problem if I change /etc/ldap.conf to bind as the
rootdn rather than just anonymously.....any ideas?
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
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Closing as CANTFIX.