Bug 173853 - libuser - now supports only crypt() passwords in setpass should support blowfish
libuser - now supports only crypt() passwords in setpass should support blowfish
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libuser (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
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Depends On: 173834
Blocks: 173002
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Reported: 2005-11-21 16:19 EST by Eric Moret
Modified: 2008-01-09 11:28 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.56.7-1
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Last Closed: 2008-01-09 11:28:46 EST
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Description Eric Moret 2005-11-21 16:19:34 EST
Description of problem:

This bug is opened in relation to a feature request for support of blowfish
crypt in shadow/passwd files. libuser should support blowfish in addition to

Cf: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=173002
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-11-29 17:20:08 EST
lib/user.c will have to create 128 bits of salt (not just 128/6 characters),
not separated from the hash with $.

Can't be tested without glibc support, though.
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2008-01-09 11:28:46 EST
The glibc maintainer decided blowfish support will not be added, see
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=173834#c2 .

Rawhide libuser-0.56.7-1 supports SHA256 and SHA512.

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