Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5542
Root password not MD5 encrypted
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:18 EST
When you set the root password during the install it is not
MD5 encrypted- it uses the conventional encryption (whatever
that is). User accounts created during install, however,
seem to get MD5 passwords.
This issue will be resolved in the next errata release.
This has been fixed in 6.2.