Fedora Core 2 Update: shadow-utils-4.0.3-55
Posted on: 12/09/2004 05:29 PM

A shadow-utils update has been released for Fedora Core 2

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : shadow-utils
Version : 4.0.3
Release : 55
Summary : Utilities for managing accounts and shadow password files.
Description :
The shadow-utils package includes the necessary programs for converting UNIX password files to the shadow password format, plus programs for managing user and group accounts. The pwconv command converts passwords to the shadow password format. The pwunconv command unconverts shadow passwords and generates an npasswd file (a standard UNIX password file). The pwck command checks the integrity of password and shadow files. The lastlog command prints out the last login times for all users. The useradd, userdel, and usermod commands are used for managing user accounts. The groupadd, groupdel, and groupmod commands are used for managing group accounts.

Update Information:

A regression has been fixed where strict enforcement of POSIX rules for user and group names prevented Samba 3 from using its "add machine script" feature with useradd. Also, the maximum length for a username/groupname is now 31 (previously it was 32). The lastlog command can now handle extremely large (greater than 4GB) lastlogs.
* Fri Dec 03 2004 Adrian Havill havill@redhat.com 2:4.0.3-55

- backport fc3 changes to fc2, with exception of selinux patch
- tweak max allowed length of user/group names to sizeof(ut_user)-1
to allow for '\\0' termination
- add lastlog support for >4gb (#125445)

This update can be downloaded from:

eb6d725da6225ab9d43e7c33415c0165 SRPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-55.src.rpm
d018c04e435c3cd16872cecd0016e0b8 x86_64/shadow-utils-4.0.3-55.x86_64.rpm
33fddecc36c33379e69ea7da29df0bdb i386/shadow-utils-4.0.3-55.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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