Bug 8636

Summary: passwd -u corrupts encrypted password field
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Dan Hollis <goemon>
Component: passwdAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0CC: nalin
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Description Dan Hollis 2000-01-19 22:13:18 UTC
passwd -l locks passwords properly by prepending "!" to the encrypted
password.
however, passwd -u corrupts the encrypted password field. While it removes
the prepended "!" it adds 3 characters of garbage on the end, rendering the
password useless.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-05 06:04:59 UTC
This appears to be working properly as of passwd-0.63-1 from Red Hat Linux 6.1.
Could you upgrade the passwd package and check to see if you continue having
this problem?

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-17 21:54:59 UTC
fixed in the current devel tree