2.9.9p2 bug in PAM support

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Tue Oct 2 00:04:42 EST 2001

Nicolas Williams wrote:
> Perhaps OpenSSH should use a different PAM_SERVICE name for non-tty
> sessions so its PAM stack could be configured differently than for tty
> sessions.
> This may not be possible, if OpenSSH's sshd doesn't know what kind of
> session to run when it calls pam_start(). Is this so?

Indeed, this is unknown that the time pam_start() is called.
> Alternatively, using 'ssh' as the PAM_TTY might do, but then, should
> pam_close_session() be called right away after pam_open_session()?


> Nico
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 09:57:48AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > There are a number of bugs in some PAM modules (pam_time.so notably)
> > where they really object when you don't give them a TTY.  This define
> > just makes OpenSSH give 'ssh' as the tty.
> >
> > (The OpenSSH team are really in a bind here, as they have one group of
> > people - like me - who want those session modules used, and another
> > group for whome it locks them out.  As you noted the previous version
> > changed in your favor, but it was changed back on complaints from other
> > users and a 'discussion' on BugTraq).
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> >
> > Andrew Bartlett
> >
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