[Adduser-devel] Bug#417291: adduser: infinite loop in passwd and chfn calls on loss of controlling tty

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Mon Apr 2 09:31:26 UTC 2007

Package: adduser
Version: 3.102
Severity: normal

This has been reproduced and confirmed - to reproduce, run 
adduser foo
at the prompt for password, close the terminal.  watch syslog.  Same for
the gecos update.  It's not too invasive of a fix, but I wanted to
document it here until I have time to do it.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.utf8)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]       1.5.13       Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                      1: change and administer password and
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-7      The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

adduser recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* adduser/homedir-permission: true

|   ,''`.                                            Stephen Gran |
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