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Re: passwd check from unpriliged programs (pkgsrc/pam-pwauth_suid)

Joerg Sonnenberger( said 2008.06.25 20:52:29 
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 08:47:49PM +0200, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> > The program can only be used to check the passwd of the
> > user it was started as. Slowing it down would make it
> > more complex, might even require some signal masking.
> One simple idea is to just wait for e.g. 20 millisecond before trying to
> validate the password the first time. It would still allow dictionary
> attacks, but it isn't slow enough that a normal user will notice.

How about waiting for a longer time after 3 failed tries?

> Joerg

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