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Bug 635750 - sys-apps/shadow-4.5: segfault while running pwck
Summary: sys-apps/shadow-4.5: segfault while running pwck
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-29 08:05 UTC by Raymond Jennings
Modified: 2018-04-30 16:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

emerge --info (einfo.txt,6.38 KB, text/plain)
2017-10-29 08:05 UTC, Raymond Jennings
gdb's stack trace (trace.txt,634 bytes, text/plain)
2017-10-29 08:06 UTC, Raymond Jennings

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Description Raymond Jennings 2017-10-29 08:05:23 UTC
I ran pwck and it dumped core.
Comment 1 Raymond Jennings 2017-10-29 08:05:41 UTC
Created attachment 500624 [details]
emerge --info
Comment 2 Raymond Jennings 2017-10-29 08:06:04 UTC
Created attachment 500626 [details]
gdb's stack trace
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-30 16:05:13 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit ec0a8306f712c40b6b84d721b4ed70d9f4703e8b
Author:     Lars Wendler <>
AuthorDate: 2018-04-30 16:02:31 +0000
Commit:     Lars Wendler <>
CommitDate: 2018-04-30 16:05:03 +0000

    sys-apps/shadow: Security bump to version 4.6
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.31, Repoman-2.3.9

 sys-apps/shadow/Manifest          |   1 +
 sys-apps/shadow/shadow-4.6.ebuild | 211 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 212 insertions(+)}
Comment 4 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-04-30 16:06:33 UTC
Can you plese verify and report back if this still happens with sys-apps/shadow-4.6 version?
Comment 5 Raymond Jennings 2018-04-30 16:10:25 UTC
Intermittent, happened a long time ago, no longer reproducible.