Bug 190014 - locally configured /etc/login.defs file was replaced by an update
locally configured /etc/login.defs file was replaced by an update
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-04-26 13:52 EDT by Bill Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-31 09:00:23 EDT
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Description Bill Petersen 2006-04-26 13:52:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Installing an 'updated' shadow-utils (4.0.14-16.FC5) (with yum -y update)
replaced a local site configured file (/etc/login.defs) with stronger constraints

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y update  or yum -y update  shadow-utils
Actual results:
The local /etc/login.defs file had been modified to make the system 'stronger'.
Specifically PASS_MAX_DAYS had been changed to 90 from 99999
PASS_MIN_DAYS had been changed to 7 from 0
PASS_MIN_LEN had been changed to 8 from 5

Expected results:
If the /etc/login.defs file has been modified from the original, don't replace
it.  After my system 'passed inspection' it later failed a security assessment
because the new shadow-utils has weak requirements such as never changing the
password (99999 days) min password length of 5, etc.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2006-05-31 09:00:23 EDT
I have marked login.defs as noreplace.

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