Bug 395 - Root Login Sercurity Bug?
Root Login Sercurity Bug?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-12-12 00:28 EST by blake
Modified: 2016-06-27 11:13 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 1998-12-13 18:44:40 EST
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Description blake 1998-12-12 00:28:59 EST
Hello, I recently purchased a copy of RH 5.2, which I'm
quite pleased with, keep up the good work.

I set the root password on my box to "notachance"
I added a user "blake" and set the password to "notachance3"

I can login on with either account (root or blake) using
either password this seems very odd both passwords work
with both accounts? Am I missing the boat on something here?
Comment 1 Anonymous 1998-12-12 02:56:59 EST
Thses passwords are 9 and 10 characters, maybe there is a limit of 8
characters and the additional will be ignored?
Comment 2 blake 1998-12-12 03:17:59 EST
Actually, notachance is 10 characters and notachance3 is 11 characters
And yes 8 characters appears to be the max, I did not imagine the
number of characters allowed for passwords was that low, that
is odd, oh well.
Comment 3 openshift-github-bot 2016-06-27 11:13:06 EDT
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/source-to-image

Merge pull request #496 from rhcarvalho/issue395-consistent-container-names

Merged by openshift-bot

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