[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#514437: chage -m / passwd -n (--mindays) have no effect (Lenny)

Stefan Lienesch lienesch.gag at ewetel.net
Sat Feb 7 15:37:10 UTC 2009

Package: passwd
Version: 1:4.1.1-6
Severity: normal

After typing e.g.

  chage -m 10000 <user> 

as root the user is still allowed to change his password.

The MINDAYS-Field in /etc/shadow shows the correct value after the command above 
but it has no effect.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils                   2.30       Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                         2.7-18     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules                1.0.1-5    Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam0g                      1.0.1-5    Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1                   2.0.65-5   SELinux shared libraries

passwd recommends no packages.

passwd suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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