Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 965496
Cracklib-check doesn't recognize long dictionary words as based on wordlist
Last modified: 2014-11-05 09:19:41 EST
Description of problem:
The cracklib-check doesn't perform full dictionary matching for very long words.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create-cracklib-dict /usr/share/dict/words
2. echo pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis | cracklib-check
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: Is based on dictionary word
Because of advent of passphrases, some very long passwords are not secure (e.g. "correcthorsebatterystaple"). User may want to filter such passphrases out.
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