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Bug 4176 - root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5 hash
Summary: root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5 hash
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-23 12:49 UTC by mommi
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 07:01:08 UTC

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Description mommi 1999-07-23 12:49:22 UTC
root password hash remains weak after selecting MD5
hash. /etc/shadow has a very short hash of root password
and long hashes of (ordinary) users added afterwards. This
must be documented so root remembers to change his password
after install to get the stronger hash.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-29 07:01:59 UTC
This is because the change in the authentication policies comes after
we set the root password. We will address this problem in the next

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