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Recommended update for pam-modules


(Last modified: 05SEP2005)

solutions Recommended update for pam-modules SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7a981d5f3031d563a0a51402fd2b9b19)

Applies to

Package: pam-modules
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10475
Release: 20050905
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Passwords longer then 8 characters were not stored with full length in
/etc/security/opasswd if the history function of pam_pwcheck is enabled. This
allowed users who use passwords longer then 8 characters to reuse old


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh pam-modules.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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