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Bug Fix Advisory shadow-utils bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0094-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-01-13
Last updated on: 2011-01-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated shadow-utils package that fixes several bugs is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The shadow-utils package includes programs for converting UNIX password files to
the shadow password format, as well as tools for managing user and group
accounts.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, extended Attributes and extended access control lists (ACLs) on
files and directories under /etc/skel were dropped when a new user was created.
With this update, the files are successfully copied and the extended ACL's are
preserved. (BZ#513055)

* Previously, the description of the option -K in the Japanese man page of
groupadd could cause confusion. With this update, the content of the man page is
corrected and the description is clear and logical. (BZ#537011)

* Previously, the maximum number of character for username and groupname was
limited to 31. With this update Maximum size of username and groupname is set
to 32 characters. (BZ#586861)

* Previously, the command "faillog" failed to print the User Identification
(UID) when the faillog file was empty. This update prints the UID of the users
who had a login failure and no more underflow occurs. (BZ#603692)

* Previously, the command "faillog" printed the faillog records of all users
when it was run without arguments. With this update, the log prints only the
records of the users who had a login failure, as described in the manual page.
(BZ#619713)

All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: 22c485b8cf7785d28fd234181250ad6d
SHA-256: ef3fc4195932739307c982958432546134cf1cca7b5cc2134f5633c6d0087d62
 
IA-64:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: c0624b47fc5182a7ab032ff96cb3b320
SHA-256: 767a99288254520d15f38ae467e736120d0e4a943258466ff90c80b2f0706936
 
PPC:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: c5bedc87e178dca10aba691ba8a609e3
SHA-256: 31203fcc12f257a5c2a5513469a493971bd3615dba2daddf97787b6cac6853eb
 
s390x:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: d2cbe98e48a8c54e4555cb05f61857f5
SHA-256: 9e4de9cd29932837117f631d2bb837f673f8278e6343ed7a2ba251cb6f33dd78
 
x86_64:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: 2f0e88041fd87f3e19bc6a022ec38f08
SHA-256: 7caf9783c777263da37505f21991fa17fc3b6769392a64a78651c60c52ce35f8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: 22c485b8cf7785d28fd234181250ad6d
SHA-256: ef3fc4195932739307c982958432546134cf1cca7b5cc2134f5633c6d0087d62
 
x86_64:
shadow-utils-4.0.17-18.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0040
    MD5: 2f0e88041fd87f3e19bc6a022ec38f08
SHA-256: 7caf9783c777263da37505f21991fa17fc3b6769392a64a78651c60c52ce35f8
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

513055 - User creation problem
537011 - The description of the option -K in the groupadd's English man page makes users confuse.
586861 - maximum size of groupname, username is 31 characters
603692 - faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID
619713 - faillog prints entries for all users



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