Bug 134965 - su password will not work
su password will not work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sudo (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-10-07 11:31 EDT by deryl sequeira
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 11:43:09 EDT
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Description deryl sequeira 2004-10-07 11:31:07 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET 
CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
After doing a up2date on my system yesterday I can no longer use SU 
to get root access. I type in the password and it comes back saying 

su: incorrect password.

I can log out and log in as root with the exact same password and I 
can log in just fine so I know I am using the correct password.

I have made sure that CAPS lock is not on and I have even made sure 
by just typing out the password to make sure it is not putting in 
some funny characters....


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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type in su
2. Prompts for password
3. Type in password

Actual Results:  su: incorrect password

Expected Results:  root access

Additional info:
Comment 1 deryl sequeira 2004-10-07 11:44:28 EDT
User error....I accidentally chmod 777 su
I changed it to 04755 and it started working again...


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