Bug 4214 - passwd -u <user> sometimes fails to do the right job
passwd -u <user> sometimes fails to do the right job
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-07-27 05:46 EDT by iusty
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-23 21:03:58 EDT
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Description iusty 1999-07-27 05:46:57 EDT
1. I do passwd -l <user>  and it does the right job -
prepending ! to the password in /etc/shadow
2. I do passwd -u <user> and sometimes,after removing the !,
it appends a few chars to the encripted password, rendering
the account unusable until a password change.
I use shadow passwords, no MD5, no nis, platform is i386.
Is repetable on user with 8 char password, on a user with 2
char is not reproducible.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-23 21:03:59 EDT
should be fixed in passwd-0.59 in rawhide

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