Bug 9794 - xdm + pam_console doesnt remove lock
Summary: xdm + pam_console doesnt remove lock
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-02-25 23:40 UTC by bentlema
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-22 15:36:43 UTC

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Description bentlema 2000-02-25 23:40:41 UTC
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 15:36:59 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-17 22:25:05 UTC
This should be fixed in current rawhide packages.

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