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Recommmended update for sh-utils

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(Last modified: 10JUL2003)


solutions Recommmended update for sh-utils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d71757cf769c1876db2878289f3e4ceb)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: sh-utils
Release: 20030710
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Update if you use the pam_limits modules.

Problem description

This package contains a fix in the PAM session handling of su. The pam_open_session call was moved before dropping privileges, since the session management needs maximum possible permissions and needs to be done before we change into the home directory of the user.
With this update, the pam_limits.so and pam_mkhomedir.so modules work now with su and don't report errors.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh sh-utils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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