Enhancement Advisory New pam_passwdqc package available

Advisory: RHEA-2004:205-04
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2004-05-11
Last updated on: 2004-05-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

Details

A new pam_passwdqc package is now available.

The pam_passwdqc package includes a simple password strength checking module for PAM-
aware password changing programs, such as passwd. In addition to checking regular passwords,
it offers support for passphrases and can provide randomly generated passwords. All features
are optional and can be (re-)configured without rebuilding.

The pam_passwdqc package includes the pam_passwdqc.so module, which can be substituted in
place of the default pam_cracklib.so module in password-changing configurations used by PAM
when enforcement of a particular password policy is desired.

NOTE: PAM configuration files will not be modified to use pam_passwdqc if the module is
installed.

The pam_passwdqc package has been newly added to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 2 in
response to customer requests.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-ia64-es-3/SRPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b32242b3f25858233c7b6f458f6feabc
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/SRPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b32242b3f25858233c7b6f458f6feabc
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/i386/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 78baeca3c05587f49b99b15a3925e7fa
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-ia64-es-3/RPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c3a0e87e95b408ef07b885da2bf8b2b4
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/ppc/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 328029beae939b6c2d12c4f106c41080
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/s390/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 79b61894bcbc8d29a360ce3cb8550cc0
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/s390x/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b87108f8c4f669d6412f6648dc1f3c0d
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-x86_64-es-3/RPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: cfb984ee56b343591b85c72a9c40c95b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-ia64-es-3/SRPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b32242b3f25858233c7b6f458f6feabc
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/SRPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b32242b3f25858233c7b6f458f6feabc
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/i386/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 78baeca3c05587f49b99b15a3925e7fa
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-ia64-es-3/SRPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b32242b3f25858233c7b6f458f6feabc
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/SRPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b32242b3f25858233c7b6f458f6feabc
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/pam_passwdqc/0.7.5-1/i386/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 78baeca3c05587f49b99b15a3925e7fa
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-ia64-es-3/RPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c3a0e87e95b408ef07b885da2bf8b2b4
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/rhel3/rhel-x86_64-es-3/RPMS/pam_passwdqc-0.7.5-1.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: cfb984ee56b343591b85c72a9c40c95b
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

122792 - RFE: include pam_passwdqc


References


Keywords

pam_passwdqc


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