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Bug 4214 - passwd -u <user> sometimes fails to do the right job
Summary: passwd -u <user> sometimes fails to do the right job
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-07-27 09:46 UTC by iusty
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-24 01:03:58 UTC

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Description iusty 1999-07-27 09:46:57 UTC
1. I do passwd -l <user>  and it does the right job -
prepending ! to the password in /etc/shadow
2. I do passwd -u <user> and sometimes,after removing the !,
it appends a few chars to the encripted password, rendering
the account unusable until a password change.
I use shadow passwords, no MD5, no nis, platform is i386.
Is repetable on user with 8 char password, on a user with 2
char is not reproducible.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-24 01:03:59 UTC
should be fixed in passwd-0.59 in rawhide

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