Bug 27552 - passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Summary: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18055
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2001-02-14 08:44 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-14 08:44:40 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-14 08:44:37 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.73 (Macintosh; I; PPC)

passwd fails to update passwd file and fails with following error:
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
this doesn't occur on root passwd
only on "normal" users 
using RH7.0
Pam module as shipped with distribution  Server package from RH.
Using shadow passwords not yp.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.su root
2.passwd username
3.enter new passwd
4.wait for bad result

Actual Results:  [root@gabriel /root]# passwd cisanctuary 
Changing password for user cisanctuary
New UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

Expected Results:  [root@gabriel /root]# passwd
New UNIX password: 
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Because I can't change a users passwd I have to use the same passwd for 
several users...this is a big security problem.

also crypt is missing from the distribution ( i bought the Server Software 
from Redhat Packaged) I can't use that to change the passwd either.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-15 04:01:01 UTC
Please apply the errata from
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2000-120.html, which should fix this

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18055 ***

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-03-09 14:36:14 UTC
I have exactly the same problem with my box. I've applied pam-0.72-37.i386.rpm,
which hasn't fixed this.

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