Bug 119841 - passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Summary: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2004-04-02 15:43 UTC by Alex Belash
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-28 12:18:29 UTC
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Description Alex Belash 2004-04-02 15:43:52 UTC
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Description of problem:

passwd fails to update passwd file and fails with following error:

passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

this occur on all accounts

using RH7.3

Pam module as shipped with distribution  Server package from RH.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1.login root

2.passwd username

3.wait for bad result


Actual Results:  root@work /root]# passwd oper

Changing password for user oper

passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

Expected Results:  [root@work /root]# passwd oper

Changing password for user oper

New UNIX password: 

Retype new UNIX password: 

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Additional info:

Because I can't change a users passwd I have to use the same empty 
passwords for several users...this is a big security problem.

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2004-04-05 10:23:17 UTC
Red Hat Linux 7.3 is no longer supported, does this occur with Red Hat
Linux 9?

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