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Re: issue with file watches on Suse 10.1 using latest 2.6.18-rc4 and audit 1.2.3



On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 18:08 -0400, Rick Warner wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I am trying to set up file watches for files such as /etc/passwd 
> and /etc/shadow.  I am using Suse 10.1.  I have updated the kernel to a 
> kernel.org 2.6.18-rc4 kernel, and have updated the audit userspace tools to 
> version 1.2.3.  I can add filesystem watches with "auditctl -w /etc/passwd" 
> successfully now.  Entries in the audit.log are created. 
> 
> The first problem is that when I use "aureport -w", it tells me "<no events of 
> interest were found>".  Using "aureport -f" instead, it shows entries 
> for /etc/passwd, but the auid column for all results is -1 (or "unset" if 
> using the -i option to aureport).  Looking at the audit logfile, 
> auid=4294967295 which then correlates to -1 when used as a signed vs unsigned 
> int.
> 
> How can I fix this?
> 

Rick,

I believe a special PAM package is used to capture the login uid (auid).
I'm guessing that's where your problem lies.

-tim


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