Bug 846953 - sudo-1.7.2p1-14.el5_8.2.x86_64.rpm breaks ypbind
sudo-1.7.2p1-14.el5_8.2.x86_64.rpm breaks ypbind
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 846631
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sudo (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Daniel Kopeček
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2012-08-09 05:00 EDT by Jan Kees
Modified: 2012-08-14 04:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-09 05:05:29 EDT
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Description Jan Kees 2012-08-09 05:00:42 EDT
Description of problem:
After updating to sudo-1.7.2p1-14.el5_8.2.x86_64.rpm the file access permissions of /etc/nsswitch.conf are changed to 600, making the file only readable to root.
If you are using NIS and you have entries like " 
passwd:     files nis" in /etc/nsswitch.conf, ordinary users can no longer "see" those entries. Causing errors like:
"id: cannot find name for user ID 1000"
and a prompt like:
I have no name!@localhost

Changing the file access permissions of /etc/nsswitch.conf back to 644 solves this problem

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. update to sudo-1.7.2p1-14.el5_8.2
Actual results:
Users get errors like:
id: cannot find name for user ID 1000

Expected results:
no errors

Additional info:
To solve this problem do
chmod 644 /etc/nsswitch.conf
after updating sudo to 1.7.2p1-14.el5_8.2
Comment 1 Daniel Kopeček 2012-08-09 05:05:29 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 846631 ***

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