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Jan 1, 2004, 02:26 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: MacOS X, MacOS X Server, and Darwin Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040101152631)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by arn
Jan 1, 2004, 03:03 PM
If this was discovered in OSX 10.0 does this even effect the current 10.3.2?
Because I doubt many still use OSX 10.0 or the public beta since they are pretty buggy to begin with.
Jan 1, 2004, 03:34 PM
I'm personally wondering if anyone is actually going to try this out.
Jan 1, 2004, 08:59 PM
I would... just tell me how...
That article made no sense to me... :o
Jan 1, 2004, 10:35 PM
Well it says there that it stuffs up when you make a really long password.
So I made a password 8,883 characters long.
And it does cause weird things to happen, it says it cannot change the password, but the old password doesn't work either.
I tried it on my own account, fast user switching doesn't work anymore, I cant authenticate no password related things to do with my account will work.
But it doesn't affect any of the other users, I still can SSH my self in as a different user.
Now I hope I can change my password back via root.
[Edit: I can change the password back to normal, and everything works again, apart from Fast User Switching thinks I'm 'Unknown']