Bug 37971 - useradd -p and usermod -p not encrypting password
Summary: useradd -p and usermod -p not encrypting password
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-04-27 03:06 UTC by Joe Thompson
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-27 03:06:32 UTC
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Description Joe Thompson 2001-04-27 03:06:26 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)


Using useradd -p [password] or usermod -p [password] does not encrypt the 
password in the /etc/shadow file. Using any combination of double quotes, 
single quotes or back ticks makes no difference either. Using passwd --
stdin < [filename with password in it] DOES encrypt the password.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.useradd joe -p password
2.usermod joe -p password
3.
	

Actual Results:  vi /etc/shadow

joe:password:11439:0:99999:7:::

Expected Results:  vi /etc/shadow

joe:Qtqwk12KHnvgbOkD:11439:0:99999:7:::

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-27 03:11:05 UTC
From the man page:

       -p passwd
              The  encrypted password, as returned by crypt(3) or
              an MD5 password generator.  The default is to  dis-
              able the account.




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