Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438551
Samba Fails to Split GECOS on Comma
Last modified: 2012-06-20 09:32:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Samba does not split the GECOS field when reporting
the users's legal name to Windows. For example, my
name appears as "Lou H. Goddard, New Castle, 302-454-0017"
within Windows. The entire GECOS field appears in all parts
of the Windows OS where you would expect just the name.
For example, adding a user to the permission list of a file...
or on the screen-lock-ctrl-alt-del box.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Add some extra fields to a user's GECOS. Log in to a Windows
computer using the Samba PDC. Hit ctrl-alt-del and view the
entire GECOS field.
Entire GECOS field is displayed
GECOS should be truncated at the first comma.
I should see "Lou H. Goddard"
This causes other Windows friendly apps to barf if they do not perform input
validation before parsing. They expect a simple legal name, but instead receive
an entire GECOS field.
See also: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5198
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