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#302 sp_lstchg field when a password is changed on Jan 01, 1970

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2010-08-04
2009-04-04
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On embedded devices, it is common that the date is set to Jan 01, 1970.

When a password is changed at that date, the sp_lstchg field is set to 0.
This value as the special meaning, which is that the password shall be changed when the user will login.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/+bug/349504 proposed not to set the field in this case.

I think it is a sensible choice, but I would prefer to have the same behavior in shadow and PAM, hence this patch.

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  • Thorsten Kukuk
    Thorsten Kukuk
    2010-08-04

    Workaround added to CVS.

     
  • Thorsten Kukuk
    Thorsten Kukuk
    2010-08-04

    • assigned_to: nobody --> kukuk
    • status: open --> closed-fixed