Bug 1017518 - authconfig should care about values passed to password policy options
authconfig should care about values passed to password policy options
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: authconfig (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2013-10-10 01:31 EDT by David Spurek
Modified: 2015-03-02 00:28 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: authconfig-6.2.8-1.el7
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 06:35:09 EDT
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Description David Spurek 2013-10-10 01:31:19 EDT
Description of problem:
authconfig should care about values passed to password policy options.
These options are:

1)passminlen mustn't be set to lower then 6 (see note in /etc/security/pwquality.conf).
2) Values less then 0 (for example -3) shouldn't be allowed. Authconfig should return values != 0 in these cases.

3)Set option to float value cause error, but return code is 0, this should be fixed too.

Steps 2 and 3 should be fixed for all options mentioned on the begining.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.authconfig --update --passminlen=3
2.authconfig --update --passminlen=-3
3.authconfig --update --passminlen=8.5

Actual results:
#:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'authconfig --update --passminlen=3' (Expected 0, got 0)
#spawn su - testuser_bz515809
#Last login: Wed Oct  9 10:59:42 EDT 2013 on pts/1
#[testuser_bz515809@ibm-x3650m4-01-vm-05 ~]$ passwd
#Changing password for user testuser_bz515809.
#Changing password for testuser_bz515809.
#(current) UNIX password: 
#passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
#[testuser_bz515809@ibm-x3650m4-01-vm-05 ~]$ RET=234
#:: [   FAIL   ] :: Running 'test_pass_change testuser_bz515809 jjlhahsd qlk' (Expected 0, got 234)

passminlen set to value < 6 is allowed, value is stored to /etc/security/pwquality.conf but passwd change fail. 

#[test]authconfig --update --passminlen=-3
#Boolean allow_ypbind is not defined
#Boolean authlogin_nsswitch_use_ldap is not defined
#[test]echo $?

This case should cause error (message should be thrown on output), return code should be != 0

#[test]authconfig --update --passminlen=8.5
#authconfig: The passminlen option value is not an integer
#[test]echo $?

This case causes error, but return code should be != 0

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Spurek 2013-10-10 03:15:55 EDT
Other issue found:

4) --passminclass=<number> - minimum number of character classes in a password
We have only 4 types of classes - digits, lowercase, uppercase, other.
So only values 1-4 should be permitted.

:: [   FAIL   ] :: Running 'authconfig --update --passminclass=5' (Expected 1-255, got 0)
Comment 2 David Spurek 2013-10-10 08:44:53 EDT
When I use authconfig-gtk and pass number '-3' for example, it is automatically set to value 5, but this is not good as minlen value because it shouldn't be set lower than 6.
Comment 5 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 06:35:09 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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