Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845451
failure while writing changes to /etc/gshadow
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:22:55 EST
Description of problem:
When running authconfig to update the PAM configs, the following error message appears:
[root@stef-rawhide ~]# /usr/sbin/authconfig --update --enablesssd --enablesssdauth
grpconv: failure while writing changes to /etc/gshadow
The pam_sss seems to work despite the above error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : authconfig
Arch : x86_64
Version : 6.2.3
Release : 1.fc18
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run command above.
No message, success.
Do you see any related AVC messages from SELinux? Use ausearch to find out.
What does your /etc/gshadow file looks like? ls -Z /etc/gshadow
(In reply to comment #1)
> Do you see any related AVC messages from SELinux? Use ausearch to find out.
Is this the right syntax:
# ausearch -f /etc/gpshadow
> What does your /etc/gshadow file looks like? ls -Z /etc/gshadow
# ls -Z /etc/gshadow
----------. root root system_u:object_r:shadow_t:s0 /etc/gshadow
I've been now able to reproduce on fresh F18 Alpha install. I'll attach the avc log when I switch dontaudit off.
Created attachment 616682 [details]
AVC messages logged
I think these read accesses to SELinux file contexts are legitimate and should be allowed by policy.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
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