Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87986
su hangs when trying to su to root from regular user
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:45 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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