Bug 134965 - su password will not work
Summary: su password will not work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sudo   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-07 15:31 UTC by deryl sequeira
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 15:43:09 UTC
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Description deryl sequeira 2004-10-07 15:31:07 UTC
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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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How reproducible:

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 15:44:28 UTC
User error....I accidentally chmod 777 su
I changed it to 04755 and it started working again...


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