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7.306. authd

Updated authd packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The authd package contains a small and fast RFC 1413 Ident Protocol daemon with both xinetd server and interactive modes that supports IPv6 and IPv4 as well as the more popular features of pidentd.

Bug Fix

If authd encountered a negative UID when reading a /proc/net/tcp entry then it stopped reading at that point, and failed to identify the connection it was looking for. Consequently, authd returned a "non-existent user" error response. With this update, the handling of negative UID values in authd is modified, and authd correctly reports a valid user.
Users of authd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.