Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173849
chpasswd support for blowfish
Last modified: 2014-12-19 15:52:52 EST
Description of problem:
This bug is opened in relation to a feature request for support of blowfish
crypt in shadow/passwd files. chpasswd should support blowfish in addition to
There is a sha256/512 support in the latest shadow-utils from rawhide. Patch
was accepted by upstream.
This bug is closed because implementing it didn't solve a problem with a different, much weaker protocol? I beg to differ. Bcrypt solves every problem with SHA by removing its weak self entirely.
The fix for SHA did not solve this bug at all. Also, there is need for password synchronization across numerous infrastructures which any change to SHA did not solve.
This issue will be highlighted during our discussion with our sales rep for reasons why we won't be paying any more for Red Hat "support", if one can use the word that vaguely. Over the years we've learned that we're only paying for the privilege of being told what Red Hat can't be bothered to fix.