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Re: logins with extra charecters works!?!



Thanks! :)

I guess I can sleep now....

mike

On Mon, 10 Nov 1997, Brad Thompson wrote:

> > 
> > I installed Redhat 4.2, shadow-utils 960530, pam 0.57 and everything
> > "seemed" to work fine....until some students/users noticed that they could
> > login after entering their correct passwords "and then some more
> > charecters" (i.e. correct password is bill, billddddeff still works)!! 
> > 
> 
> This is a longtime wart of a number of unices.  When you encrypt a
> password, only the first eight characters are significant.  This has
> not been fixed in the redhat passwd packages.
> 
>                                                   --Brad
> 
> -- 
> Brad Thompson <yak@mit.edu>
> 



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