Bug 87986 - su hangs when trying to su to root from regular user
Summary: su hangs when trying to su to root from regular user
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-04 10:50 UTC by Pedro Inacio
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:45 UTC

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Description Pedro Inacio 2003-04-04 10:50:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
After running up2date in order to update to the latest kernel (
kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0 ) I cannot su to root anymore because the terminal hangs.
This problem happens in several computers we have.
It seems to be a problem with the recent patch to the ptrace bug, because if I
download the kernel source 2.4.20 and compile it, it works fine, or even if I
use the kernel-2.4.18-26.0 it works too.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.As a regular user, type su
2.It should hang the terminal, the Password prompt is not even visible
3.The only way is to close the terminal window

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:45 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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