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Bug 456267 - lusermod does not check the length of login
Summary: lusermod does not check the length of login
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libuser
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 646397
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-22 15:19 UTC by Milos Malik
Modified: 2010-10-25 10:03 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 646397 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2009-09-14 17:18:47 UTC

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Description Milos Malik 2008-07-22 15:19:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
luseradd checks the length of login, but lusermod does not.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# luseradd  user-whose-login-has-34-characters
Error creating group `user-whose-login-has-34-characters': name is too long (34 > 31)
# echo $?
# grep user-whose-login /etc/passwd
# grep user-whose-login /etc/group
# luseradd user-whose-login
# echo $?
# lusermod -l user-whose-login-has-34-characters user-whose-login
# echo $?
# grep user-whose-login /etc/passwd
# grep user-whose-login /etc/group
# luserdel -r user-whose-login-has-34-characters
# echo $?
# grep user-whose-login /etc/passwd
# grep user-whose-login /etc/group

Actual Results:
lusermod -l accepts login longer than 32 characters

Expected Results:
lusermod -l rejects login longer than 32 characters

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2008-07-23 13:45:22 UTC
Thanks, good catch.

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Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2009-09-14 17:18:47 UTC
Fixed in rawhide libuser-0.56.11-1.

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