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passwd command in AIX 4.1.4
From: djr () saa-cons co uk (Dave Roberts)
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 17:56:01 +0000


The passwd command under AIX 4.1.4 does not ask for the old password if
you are root, even if you are changing root's password.  To me this is a
serious security flaw, but I haven't had any satisfaction from IBM or my
suppliers (that said they would pass on my opinion).

Am I alone in thinking this is a serious problem?

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