Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55106
Can't have > 8 characters in password
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:49:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
Passwords > 8 characters can be assigned, but to log in RH 7.2 only accepts
the first 8 characters.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "passwd" as a user, or root
2. change password to something with more than 8 characters
3. try to log in with new password -- incorrect password
4. try to log in with first 8 characters of new password -- succeeds
Actual Results: Should be explained clearly in reproduction steps above.
Expected Results: I expect it to let me have passwords of > 8 characters.
I expect to type (using earlier example) aeiou1234 as my password, and
have it accepted.
This is a FRESH RH 7.2 install + errata patches. The only other software
I've installed on it is Qmail + ucspi-tcp + daemontools, and imap-2000.
To see a listing of RPMs installed, go to:
I'm listing this as a security issue, as it pertains to passwords.
You might have a look at bug #55011, this may be the same problem.
This appears to be the same bug fixed in he errata advisory at
If installing this update does not fix the problem, please reopen this bug ID.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55011 ***