Subject: bin/18474: bug in useradd
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/29/2002 23:25:52
>Synopsis: useradd/usermod fails with new MD5 passwords
>Arrival-Date: Sun Sep 29 20:26:00 PDT 2002
>Originator: Douglas Wade Needham
>Release: NetBSD 1.6
System: NetBSD cyteen 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Sep 8 19:43:40 UTC 2002 email@example.com:/autobuild/i386/OBJ/autobuild/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
useradd/usermod does not permit the use of the new MD5
checksums when adding accounts. Problem appears to also
extend into the other user utilities due to common code.
Example commands (note, passwords are munged for security, supply your own):
usermod -s /bin/ksh -p '$1%mS2grPST$/xwNZFb6QENgP4fmzVkaB0' root
useradd -u 100 -g staff -G wheel \
-c "Douglas Wade Needham,,," \
Workaround is to manually set/change password with the
Fix will likely be to add code to usr.sbin/user/user.c to
handle passwords of either 13 or 34 characters in length.
However, exact fix is unavailable at this time (still setting
up my 1.6 based build environment).