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Old 08-08-2005, 05:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation Segmentation fault

I have created a user with a standard command useradd (and did it as root), giving it appropriate characteristics.
I had to delete it a few weeks afterwards, again with standard #userdel -r.
Here the trouble started, because after the command I got a "Segmentation fault", and the user was still present.
Any ideas?
I tried to look around but it seems noone had a similar problem...
Old 08-08-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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Could you give us a little more details, like what distro and version of linux you're using, whether it's been fully patched and updated?

Is there any relevent information in the system logs? Is the segfault repeatable (i.e. does it happen everytime you try to delete a user)?

In general, segfaults in core system utilities can be a sign that the system has been compromised. So you should consider the system untrusted until you can pin down the cause.


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