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Bug 265767

Summary: net-mail/checkpassword-pam-0.99 installs with the wrong permissions
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Tres 'RiverRat' Melton <RiverRat>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Net-Mail Packages <net-mail+disabled>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Tres 'RiverRat' Melton 2009-04-11 14:27:10 UTC
net-mail/checkpassword-pam-0.99 installs /usr/bin/checkpassword-pam with the wrong permissions.  In order to check a password against the /etc/shadow files (using the PAM libraries) for correctness it must be run as root or installed SUID root.  Simple fix:

chmod ug+s /usr/bin/checkpassword-pam
Comment 1 William L. Thomson Jr. 2013-03-18 22:07:14 UTC
This bug is still open as well. Somehow I just ran into this as well, on a system that I had been updating in the past few months, just not last couple of weeks. This needs to be addressed ASAP, thanks!
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2014-04-07 18:26:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 142000 ***