Missing setuid permission on pwauth

Bug #579846 reported by James Gregory on 2010-05-13
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This bug affects 3 people
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pwauth (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: pwauth

In Lucid, pwauth doesn't have the setuid permission when it is installed. This means that it cannot access PAM to authenticate users.

From /var/log/apache2/error.log:
[...] AuthExtern pwauth [/usr/local/bin/pwauth]: Failed (1) for user james

When setuid is activated (chmod u+s /usr/local/bin/pwauth), then pwauth works as it should do.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pwauth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Eric van der Vlist (vdv) wrote :

Same issue on precise...

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