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Bug 4176 - root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5 hash
root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5 hash
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-23 08:49 EDT by mommi
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 03:01:08 EDT
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Description mommi 1999-07-23 08:49:22 EDT
root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5
hash. /etc/shadow has a very short hash of root password
and long hashes of (ordinary) users added afterwards. This
must be documented so root remembers to change his password
after install to get the stronger hash.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-29 03:01:59 EDT
This is because the change in the authentication policies comes after
we set the root password. We will address this problem in the next

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