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Bug 9232 - Null password badly processed
Null password badly processed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pwdb (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-02-08 13:10 EST by Patrick Monnerat
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-13 21:34:10 EST
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Description Patrick Monnerat 2000-02-08 13:10:01 EST
After upgrade to RH6.1, I was not able to log on: my login was not
password-protected (Not a NW machine!). The system always asked for a
password and failed, whatever was the answer.
Since "nullok" was specified in the PAM file, it should have been working.
Hints for fix: My own investigations showed me that in the
libpwdb/interface/unix/user.c, a test is made for "strlen(storedpassword)
> 1" where the comments say " != 1"... The comment is right, since the
code redirects the null password processing to a non-existent shadow
password file.
After fixing as above and recompiling libpwd, the null password feature is
I may also suggest this bug affects the "passwd" command... check
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:37:59 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 Patrick Monnerat 2000-06-13 08:03:19 EDT
... seems to be fixed in RedHat 6.2 with the new version of pwdb (the same way 
I did!)

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