Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189811
Unlock screen with invalid password.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
It is possible to unlock the screen with an invalid password if passwords are
the same length and the invalid password is identical to the password except for
the last character.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unlock screen with invalid password described in description.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lock screen.
2. Press ctrl.
3. Enter invalid password described in description.
4. Press return.
Invalid password error.
The user is found in NIS.
NIS doesn't allow for passwords greater than 8 characters. I am using NIS. My
password is 9 characters. Silly me.
change the status of this bug as RESOLVED