[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#607073: login: securetty: Breaks graphical login of many passwordless users

Julian Andres Klode jak at debian.org
Tue Dec 14 14:33:52 UTC 2010

Package: login
Version: 1:
Severity: important

The file /etc/securetty only lists X servers up to :3.1. For a two-three user
system, it is common to see X servers with higher numbers (on my parent's
laptop, I see gdm3 hanging at :6). On those servers, users without password
cannot login anymore.

Therefore please extend the list of secure ttys to something very high, so
users will be able to login (let's say :99). In my opinion, this should
be fixed for Squeeze (I think it's release critical, but that's the
maintainers or the release teams decision).

This should probably be fixed correctly in PAM later on, to allow local
users to login regardless of the terminal, but it's too late to do bigger
changes now.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (350, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-7   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libpam-modules                1.1.1-6.1  Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime                1.1.1-6.1  Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                      1.1.1-6.1  Pluggable Authentication Modules l

login recommends no packages.

login suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.
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