Bug 33908 - "useradd" "adduser" -p does not encrypt password
"useradd" "adduser" -p does not encrypt password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-29 12:20 EST by Rogelio Noriega
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-29 12:20:04 EST
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Description Rogelio Noriega 2001-03-29 12:20:01 EST
Problem: If "useradd" "adduser" is used with "-p" creates password 
in /etc/shadow as readable text. does not encrypt the password prior to 
adding to /etc/shadow.

Result: User cannot log in because password is un-hasshed

"linuxconf" and "passwd" work fine.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-29 12:32:03 EST
Please see the manpage:

       -p passwd
              The encrypted password, as returned by crypt(3).  The default
              is to disable the account.

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