Bug 7655 - root passwords over 8 characters get truncated to 8 characters
root passwords over 8 characters get truncated to 8 characters
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Matt Wilson
: Security
: 9034 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 1999-12-07 12:41 EST by bmcgeorge
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-02-22 13:41:50 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description bmcgeorge 1999-12-07 12:41:04 EST
When doing a graphical install, root passwords over 8 characters get
truncated to 8 characters.  After install, running passwd on the root
account to change the password sets the password correctly.
Comment 1 Ken Barber 2000-01-22 07:51:59 EST
This is caused due to the installer using 'crypt' not 'MD5' when creating the
original Shadow/Password file, even when MD5 is chosen in the installation
Comment 2 Ken Barber 2000-01-22 07:53:59 EST
Oh yeah, this is only for root. Any other accounts will be created in the
desired encryption method.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 16:07:59 EST
*** Bug 9034 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 salewis 2000-02-19 16:18:59 EST
I have just installed RH6.1 and had a similar problem with an 8 character
password of the form q"99wert.  It would appear that using non alphanumeric
characters does not work (it did on RH5.1).  With the password of the above
style, it was possible to su in an X terminal, but not log on directly.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 13:41:59 EST
Issue has been resolved in the latest cut of the installer (available in beta)

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.