Bug 4176

Summary: root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5 hash
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: mommi
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0Keywords: Security
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 07:01:08 UTC Type: ---
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Description mommi 1999-07-23 12:49:22 UTC
root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5
hash. /etc/shadow has a very short hash of root password
and long hashes of (ordinary) users added afterwards. This
must be documented so root remembers to change his password
after install to get the stronger hash.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-29 07:01:59 UTC
This is because the change in the authentication policies comes after
we set the root password. We will address this problem in the next
release.