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Bug 84617

Summary: Password typed correctly with extra characters appended successfully authenticates
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Nevermind <reeferxmadness>
Component: xscreensaverAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 8.0CC: rvokal
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Nevermind 2003-02-19 18:13:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am using Xscreensaver on Toshiba 4080xcdt laptop.  Pentium II 366 processor,
128MB RAM.  RH8.0, plus all RHN updates.  When I lock the screen with
Xscreensaver, it takes additional characters for my password as valid.  So, if
my password is "password", I can input
"passworda;lksdjfl;asjf;lkasdjf;lasdjfl;aksdjfl;kasdjf;alsdkjf" and successfully
authenticate.  I append any ammount of characters to the correct password and it
authenticates.  Now, I need to have the correct password to append to, but I
thought that it would pass the whole text box rather than parse it when its
correct.  If I attach extra characters BEFORE my password, it does NOT work.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Activate Xscreensaver with password protection
2.type my password + any ammount of extra characters

Actual Results:  Success!

Expected Results:  I guess it should have said Sorry!!

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-19 20:20:37 UTC
Passwords under some authentication methods are limited to 8 characters;
anything else is ignored.