Bug 10578 - kickstart's combination of "rootpw --iscrypted" / "auth --useshadow" unfunctional
Summary: kickstart's combination of "rootpw --iscrypted" / "auth --useshadow" unfuncti...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10377
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2000-04-04 11:34 UTC by marek
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-04 14:07:05 UTC
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Description marek 2000-04-04 11:34:52 UTC
If you create a kickstart file with "auth --useshadow --enablemd5" and
then you use function "rootpw --iscrypted _password_" where _password_ is
MD5 encrypted password then the password is incorrectly inserted
into /etc/passwd instead of /etc/shadow.

Solution: Check if "auth --useshadow" is enabled in the kickstart file
(when the "rootpw --iscrypted" is used) and if so then insert the
encrypted password in /etc/shadow.

Comment 1 marek 2000-04-04 11:41:59 UTC
I forgot to add that the side effect of this is that the root can login with no

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-04 14:07:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10377 ***

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