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Bug 395 - Root Login Sercurity Bug?
Summary: Root Login Sercurity Bug?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-12-12 05:28 UTC by blake
Modified: 2016-06-27 15:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-12-13 23:44:40 UTC

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Description blake 1998-12-12 05:28:59 UTC
Hello, I recently purchased a copy of RH 5.2, which I'm
quite pleased with, keep up the good work.

I set the root password on my box to "notachance"
I added a user "blake" and set the password to "notachance3"

I can login on with either account (root or blake) using
either password this seems very odd both passwords work
with both accounts? Am I missing the boat on something here?

Comment 1 Anonymous 1998-12-12 07:56:59 UTC
Thses passwords are 9 and 10 characters, maybe there is a limit of 8
characters and the additional will be ignored?

Comment 2 blake 1998-12-12 08:17:59 UTC
Actually, notachance is 10 characters and notachance3 is 11 characters
And yes 8 characters appears to be the max, I did not imagine the
number of characters allowed for passwords was that low, that
is odd, oh well.

Comment 3 openshift-github-bot 2016-06-27 15:13:06 UTC
Commit pushed to master at
Merge pull request #496 from rhcarvalho/issue395-consistent-container-names

Merged by openshift-bot

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