Bug 4836 - ypserv/yppasswd dies
Summary: ypserv/yppasswd dies
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypserv
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-09-01 18:24 UTC by carl.williams
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-14 23:20:51 UTC

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Description carl.williams 1999-09-01 18:24:06 UTC
In the "so-called resolved bug report 3126" several people
have mentioned that rpc.yppasswd dies when a NIS user tries
to change his passwd.  This problem is even more severe if
the user is running shadow passwords.  Although the passwd
file gets updated and thus restarting the yppasswd daemon
allows the next user to crash the daemon -- if you are
running shadow passwords the shadow file DOES NOT get
updated.  Thus the previous passwd is only changed on the
NIS server and his old passwd remains on all NIS clients.  I
can only get around this problem by recreating the whole
yellow pages map.  Is there a solution that is less painful?
In reality this is close to being a security risk since the
old password remains viable on all cluster members -- and
thus compromised passwords remain unchanged.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-08 16:36:59 UTC
Does this problem still exists in the latest yp packages from
Raw Hide. AFAICT, the latest packages are

------- Additional Comments From   09/14/99 14:37 -------
yes, ypserv-1.3.7-3 from rawhide works. Should probably be in updates

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