cvs commit: src/lib/libpam/modules/pam_unix pam_unix.8
ceri at submonkey.net
Thu Apr 26 11:46:41 UTC 2007
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 01:54:59PM +0300, Alexandr Kovalenko wrote:
> Hello, Yar Tikhiy!
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 06:39:01AM +0000, you wrote:
> > yar 2007-04-26 06:39:01 UTC
> > FreeBSD src repository
> > Modified files: (Branch: RELENG_6)
> > lib/libpam/modules/pam_unix pam_unix.8 pam_unix.c
> > Log:
> > MFC:
> > pam_unix.c 1.52
> > pam_unix.8 1.13
> > In account management, verify whether the account has been locked
> > with `pw lock', so that it's impossible to log into a locked account
> > using an alternative authentication mechanism, such as an ssh key.
> > This change affects only accounts locked with pw(8), i.e., having a
> > `*LOCKED*' prefix in their password hash field, so people still can
> > use a different pattern to disable password authentication only.
> Using the very same logic you should also add checking for '*', and for
> any other string, which cannot be in password hash of different
> algorithms. By the way, what if some crypto algorithm, which will be
> used for password hashing can produce hash, which contains substring
> '*LOCKED*' ?
We really need to grow the same mechanism for this as Solaris has.
The way that this works is:
o If the password hash begins *NP* then the user has no password
and password authentication will always fail.
o If the password hash begins *LK* then the account is considered
locked and all authentication fails. Also, cron and at will
not run jobs for that user.
o Anything else, the account is considered enabled (although of
course, password checking can still fail if the hash is not
I couldn't care less what the strings actually are, but we should
probably use *LOCKED* for the locked case, although I can see that we
may wish to use something else to provide a somewhat backward compatible
route - those who have been using the string *LOCKED* as stated in the
pw manual would get the same behaviour that they do now.
I am willing to work on this, but not without general agreement on the
That must be wonderful! I don't understand it at all.
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