Bug 218629 - shadow-utils does not use MD5 encryption by default.
shadow-utils does not use MD5 encryption by default.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-12-06 10:51 EST by Peter Vrabec
Modified: 2009-11-30 09:34 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0325
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 11:36:28 EDT
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Description Peter Vrabec 2006-12-06 10:51:59 EST
Description of problem:
System is setup to use MD5 encryption by default, but shadow-utils doesn't 
reflect it. This affects newusers and chpasswd at least.

How reproducible:
# echo "someUser:newPassword" | chpasswd
# echo "newUser:password:600:600:::/bin/bash" | newusers
and see /etc/shadow
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2006-12-06 10:57:47 EST
fix: add "MD5_CRYPT_ENAB yes" to /etc/login.defs
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-12-06 11:00:36 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2006-12-11 08:48:35 EST
(In reply to comment #0)
> # echo "newUser:password:600:600:::/bin/bash" | newusers
> and see /etc/shadow

newUser's password doesn't start with MD5 prefix "$1$".
Comment 5 Forrest Taylor 2007-05-11 12:54:26 EDT
This still is not in RHEL.  Could you change it to RHEL5 non-beta?
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-06-05 16:48:34 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Since this
bugzilla is in a component that is not approved for the current
release, it has been closed with resolution deferred.  You may
reopen this bugzilla for consideration in the next release.
Comment 10 Daniel Riek 2007-10-03 15:49:25 EDT
Moved to 5.2 so resetting flags to ?. Keeping PM_ACK and proposal for FasTrack.
Comment 11 Daniel Riek 2007-10-05 12:49:11 EDT
Engineering feedback: shadowutils don't qualify for FasTrack in 5.2 as changes
are too intrusive.
Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 11:36:28 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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