Bug 2884 - gdm user in /etc/passwd should have password field of "*"
gdm user in /etc/passwd should have password field of "*"
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 1999-05-17 15:08 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-13 16:23:10 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 1999-05-17 15:08:08 EDT
... otherwise the pseudo-user gdm shows up in the gdm face
browser list.

"gdm" should be considered a "null" user like "ftp", "news",
etc.

I only log this because gdm is probably in line for an
update anyway because of another serious bug in it
Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-18 16:32:59 EDT
Ican't duplicate this problem.  Please reply with a complete scenario.
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 1999-08-31 19:09:59 EDT
gdm needs to ignore users with password fields of "!!" as well as "*".
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 1999-09-13 16:23:59 EDT
Patch has been sent to mkp to ignore the users with !! in passwd
field.

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