Bug 9794 - xdm + pam_console doesnt remove lock
xdm + pam_console doesnt remove lock
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-02-25 18:40 EST by bentlema
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-22 11:36:43 EDT
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Description bentlema 2000-02-25 18:40:41 EST
When logging in through xdm, pam_console.so correctly sets the ownership
and perms according to /etc/security/console.perms, but upon logout, the
/var/lock/console.lock and /var/lock/console/username files are not removed
so the next user to login isn't able to get console privs.

However, logging in through a virtual console seems to work correctly.  The
lock files are created upon login, and removed upon logout, so successive
users are able to gain privileges as specified in console.perms.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:36:59 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-17 18:25:05 EDT
This should be fixed in current rawhide packages.

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