Bug 89424 - dcredit not being recognized by cracklib
Summary: dcredit not being recognized by cracklib
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cracklib   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-22 20:19 UTC by Dave Maley
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-03 16:52:44 UTC
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Description Dave Maley 2003-04-22 20:19:07 UTC
Description of problem:
I'm working with a client who is trying to force users to include a numeric
character in their passwords.  In my testing I've tried the following cracklib
options to force a numeric character:

dcredit=1 ucredit=0 lcredit=0 ocredit=0 and minlen=1
dcredit=1 ucredit=0 lcredit=0 ocredit=0 and minlen=8
dcredit=1 ucredit=0 lcredit=0 ocredit=0 and minlen=9
dcredit=-1 ucredit=0 ocredit=0 lcredit=0 minlen=8
dcredit=-1 ucredit=0 ocredit=0 lcredit=0

None of these appear to work as expected on my system.

From searching around it appears that this is somewhat of a known issue, and
there is a patch available which addresses this problem.  Would it be possible
to get this patch incorporated into an errata?  

Please see the following URL for information regarding the patch mentioned above: 


See the section entitled "Setting Up Password Restrictions and Other
Restrictions" from the above link.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
cracklib-2.7-12, cracklib-dicts-2.7-12

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.add dcredit option(s) to system-auth, cracklib password line 
2.login as user
3.change password

Actual Results:  user is not required to use a numeric value in password

Expected Results:  user should be forced to enter a numeric character in password

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