[Bug 256949] [patch] passwd: remove the hardcoded local / NIS user check
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 23:58:31 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=256949 Bug ID: 256949 Summary: [patch] passwd: remove the hardcoded local / NIS user check Product: Base System Version: Unspecified Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Only Me Priority: --- Component: bin Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: email@example.com I posted the patch on GitHub: https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-src/pull/499 This is my first time contributing to FreeBSD. If I did anything inappropriate, feel free to let me know and I will improve the next time. The following is same as the PR message: This check was first introduced as the process of PAMify passwd back in 2002 (see 5f0ae68). However, passwd already used pam for password modification and thus the password change process should be handled by specific pam modules. Therefore, the check to make passwd only available to local or NIS users is nonsense. On my systems, passwd works perfectly to change users' LDAP passwords using nss-pam-ldapd or their Kerberos passwords using pam-krb5 in the ports after removing this check, so I believe it has nothing to do with passwd. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.