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Minor bug in su shell util.

From: Khan Alamgir
Subject: Minor bug in su shell util.
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 10:53:31 +0200

Hi there,
It seems that su accepts valid password (unix) more than 8 characters. But it just reads first 8 chars and authenticates if the user name and first 8 chars of the password is a valid user account. My colleguge has detected it.

Bug Input:
1. Valid unix usr account:
            login: <root>
            pwd:  <password>
2. Bug simulation:
           enter cmd su:
           Enter login: <root>
           Enter pwd:  <passwordbuggysu>
util. su will authenticate you successfully. It is a bug, isn't it? But try to logon to a unix/linux terminal, it will throw you out:-))  We tested it with Linux 2.4.10.

We hope that the bug will be fixed in the next release.


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