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Bug 97029 - redhat-config-network resets passwords in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
redhat-config-network resets passwords in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 97027
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2003-06-09 08:15 EDT by bastiaan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:56:38 EST
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Description bastiaan 2003-06-09 08:15:47 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
If you edit any network device and save the settings (via 'File/Save')
redhat-config-network will reset the passwords of all entries in
/etc/ppp/chap-secrets to the value "None".
It does not matter whether the modified network device is a PPP / CHAP
connection or not.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a PPP based network device, e.g. xDSL, and save the settings
2. edit any of the available network devices, and save the settings


Actual Results:  The password of the PPP device in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets has
been reset to "None"

Expected Results:  The password should have kept the original value. 

Additional info:

I'm not sure whether having a default password "None" may pose a security risk,
but to be safe I set the severity of this bug to 'security'.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-06-10 11:18:06 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 97027 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:56:38 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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