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Re: Annoying messages

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 04:52:45PM -0500, Jon Eisenstein wrote:
> I'm not entirely sure of where to send this, here or debian-user. Previous
> technical questions of mine have gone here, but they were clearly unstable
> issues. Anyway, ever since a recent upgrade, I've been getting an annoying
> message sent to my console every half hour, interrupting whatever I may
> happen to be doing at the time. It then shows up again when mailed to me
> via logcheck. How do I stop this insane message to disappear, and, if it
> is a security issue as logcheck reports, how can I fix it?
> Here's the message:
> PAM_unix[number]: (cron) session opened for user mail by (uid=0)
> I've checked the syslog.conf, but can't find any reason why this would be
> showing up on any virtual terminal, regardless of the user logged in, and
> especially since it doesn't look at all like a wall.

It's a PAM bug, you'll need to upgrade to libpam-modules 0.72-16

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