MacOS X, MacOS X Server, and Darwin Local Denial Of Service ...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    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.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2003
    Behind you!!!
    I'm personally wondering if anyone is actually going to try this out.

  4. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I would... just tell me how...

    That article made no sense to me... :eek:
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    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']

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