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Re: [suse-security] new aaa_base and xlock
  • From: Eilert Brinkmann <eilert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 02 May 2000 12:48:18 +0200
  • Message-id: <xtt1z3l8byl.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Frank Steiner <fst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> after installing the updated aaa_base packet on my SuSE 6.4 system,
> xlock does not unlock the screen anymore because it rejects any
> (correct) password. Loging in with the normal password works for
> login, telnet, slogin etc., but not for xlock.

Perhaps the update removed the read permission for group shadow from
/etc/shadow. Then xlock (which is probably setgid shadow) is no longer
able to verify the password. Try running SuSEconfig to reset the
permissions to the values specified in /etc/permissions* or change
them manually with chown and chmod.

Eilert Brinkmann -- Universitaet Bremen -- FB 3, Informatik
eilert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - eilert@xxxxxxx - eilert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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