Bug 8636 - passwd -u corrupts encrypted password field
passwd -u corrupts encrypted password field
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-01-19 17:13 EST by Dan Hollis
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 16:54:01 EST
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Description Dan Hollis 2000-01-19 17:13:18 EST
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 01:04:59 EST
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 16:54:59 EST
fixed in the current devel tree

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