package login 1:4.1.4.2-1ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade: impossible de créer un lien symbolique de secours de « ./bin/login » avant d'installer une nouvelle version: Opération non permise

Bug #738717 reported by Laurent Lyaudet on 2011-03-20
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Bug Description

I haven't been able to install this update to login package since it was released a few days ago. Today ubuntu proposed me to send a report about the failure and it created this bug report.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: login 1:4.1.4.2-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-30.59-generic 2.6.32.29+drm33.13
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-30-generic i686
AptOrdering:
 login: Install
 login: Configure
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 20 14:01:02 2011
ErrorMessage: impossible de créer un lien symbolique de secours de « ./bin/login » avant d'installer une nouvelle version: Opération non permise
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427.1)
SourcePackage: shadow
Title: package login 1:4.1.4.2-1ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade: impossible de créer un lien symbolique de secours de « ./bin/login » avant d'installer une nouvelle version: Opération non permise

You can mail me for any additional info if needed.

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

security vulnerability: yes → no
visibility: private → public

This bug was due to immutable attribute on /bin/login (lsattr /bin/login).
You can solve it by removing i attribute: sudo chattr -i /bin/login
Then install the update.
If you want, you can make login immutable again: sudo chattr +i /bin/login

Changed in shadow (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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