Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97029
redhat-config-network resets passwords in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:41 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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'.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 97027 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.