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Bug 11031 - passwd fails on "*"
passwd fails on "*"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2000-04-25 09:41 EDT by gerald
Modified: 2013-07-02 18:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-06 09:20:40 EDT
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Description gerald 2000-04-25 09:41:15 EDT
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

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:36:59 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 gerald 2000-05-23 03:54:59 EDT
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....

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2004-09-06 09:20:40 EDT
I tested it and it works for me with passwd-0.68. Closing this.


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