Bug 8636 - passwd -u corrupts encrypted password field
Summary: passwd -u corrupts encrypted password field
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-01-19 22:13 UTC by Dan Hollis
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 21:54:01 UTC


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Description Dan Hollis 2000-01-19 22:13:18 UTC
passwd -l locks passwords properly by prepending "!" to the encrypted
password.
however, passwd -u corrupts the encrypted password field. While it removes
the prepended "!" it adds 3 characters of garbage on the end, rendering the
password useless.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-05 06:04:59 UTC
This appears to be working properly as of passwd-0.63-1 from Red Hat Linux 6.1.
Could you upgrade the passwd package and check to see if you continue having
this problem?

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-17 21:54:59 UTC
fixed in the current devel tree


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