[sudo-users] Problem with Red Hat v.3 and "Memory fault" error
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Fri Sep 14 19:48:17 EDT 2007
In message <704385.67225.qm at web52009.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
so spake Mike Watz (elan_mbx2):
> So I've built 1.6.9 on a Red Hat v.3 box. Now when I execute sudo for the
> first time I get a "Memory fault" message. After the fault I run sudo again
> and everything works fine. So after I receive my token it apparently doesn't
> have a problem... but before I have a token it causes a "Memory fault"...
> None of the other environments I've built for (RHEL4, RHEL5, Sol 8-10, HPUX
> 11i) have had this issue...
Chances are you are hitting a PAM bug in RHEL3. A similar issue
was found with Solaris prior to Solaris 8 so it is possible that
the bug is similar. Please try the following diff. If that doesn't
work, running configure with the --without-pam option should give
you a working sudo.
diff -u auth/pam.c:188.8.131.52 auth/pam.c:184.108.40.206
--- auth/pam.c:220.127.116.11 Sun Jul 22 08:14:53 2007
+++ auth/pam.c Thu Sep 13 18:42:52 2007
@@ -190,9 +190,11 @@
* Set PAM_USER to the user we are changing *to* and
* set PAM_RUSER to the user we are coming *from*.
+ * We set PAM_RHOST to avoid a bug in Solaris 7 and below.
(void) pam_set_item(pamh, PAM_USER, pw->pw_name);
(void) pam_set_item(pamh, PAM_RUSER, user_name);
+ (void) pam_set_item(pamh, PAM_RHOST, user_host);
* Set credentials (may include resource limits, device ownership, etc).
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