Bug 159452 - libuser does not allow '.' in user/group names
libuser does not allow '.' in user/group names
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libuser (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
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Blocks: 190430
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Reported: 2005-06-02 15:24 EDT by David Lehman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-16 18:01:26 EST
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Description David Lehman 2005-06-02 15:24:38 EDT
Description of problem:
lu_name_allowed doesn't allow '.' in user/group names. POSIX states that '.' is
allowed:
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap03.html#tag_03_426
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap03.html#tag_03_276

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
libuser-0.51.7-1.EL3.3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. lgroupadd joe.schmoe
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Actual results:
[root@whiskey root]# lgroupadd joe.schmoe
Group creation failed.


Expected results:
Successful group creation

Additional info:
See bug 159034 for shadow-utils equivalent.
Comment 6 Miloslav Trmač 2005-06-08 13:38:06 EDT
lu_name_allowed() synced with the shadow-utils code in rawhide libuser-0.53.8-1;
RHEL updates will probably use a simpler patch (0.53.8-1 prohibits some
characters that were allowed before).
Comment 19 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-12-16 18:01:26 EST
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request. 

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