bin/71786: adduser breaks if /sbin/nologin is included in /etc/shells

Peter Pentchev roam at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 16 04:31:19 PDT 2004


Synopsis: adduser breaks if /sbin/nologin is included in /etc/shells

State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
State-Changed-By: roam
State-Changed-When: Thu Sep 16 11:26:10 GMT 2004
State-Changed-Why: 
It seems that there is indeed a problem in adduser's handling of the
nologin shell.  In the fullpath_from_shell() function, the 'return'
within the while/case/if will only return from the new shell instance
created due to the "cat ${ETCSHELLS}" pipe, and will *not* stop the
shell from executing the nologin special case test.  Thus,
fullpath_from_shell() will output *two* lines containing nologin, and
those two lines will be what is added to the end of master.passwd's new
user line.

Can you try the following patch?  Basically, in the
fullpath_from_shell() function, move the nologin special case test
before the cat | while loop.

Index: src/usr.sbin/adduser/adduser.sh
===================================================================
RCS file: /home/ncvs/src/usr.sbin/adduser/adduser.sh,v
retrieving revision 1.20
diff -u -r1.20 adduser.sh
--- src/usr.sbin/adduser/adduser.sh	24 Jun 2003 15:20:43 -0000	1.20
+++ src/usr.sbin/adduser/adduser.sh	16 Sep 2004 11:24:30 -0000
@@ -123,6 +123,12 @@
 	_shell=$1
 	[ -z "$_shell" ] && return 1
 
+	# /sbin/nologin is a special case
+	if [ "$_shell" = "${NOLOGIN}" ]; then
+		echo ${NOLOGIN_PATH}
+		return 0;
+	fi
+
 	cat ${ETCSHELLS} |
 	while read _path _junk ; do
 		case "$_path" in
@@ -137,12 +143,6 @@
 		esac
 	done
 
-	# /sbin/nologin is a special case
-	if [ "$_shell" = "${NOLOGIN}" ]; then
-		echo ${NOLOGIN_PATH}
-		return 0;
-	fi
-
 	return 1
 }
 

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