passwd fails to change the password of accounts which have a single
"*" as password entry (no shadow passwords used).
It claimes that it has changed the password, but in reality it does
assigned to nalin
BTW, in addition I noticed that passwd only checks UID (and not EUID) for
permissions, so if passwd is called from a suid root script, it will fail....
I tested it and it works for me with passwd-0.68. Closing this.