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[1.8.4] password is limited to 16 characters #810

wilkowy opened this issue May 22, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented May 22, 2019

This was also valid for 1.6.x and is not mentioned anywhere (not in docs or during chpass). Password is just cut to the first 16 characters.

.+user testpass
.chpass testpass 123456789012345678

.tcl passwdok testpass 123456789012345
Tcl: 0
.tcl passwdok testpass 1234567890123456
Tcl: 1
.tcl passwdok testpass 1234567890123457
Tcl: 0
.tcl passwdok testpass 12345678901234567
Tcl: 0
.tcl passwdok testpass 123456789012345678
Tcl: 0

This also happens for /msg op resulting with "failed OP" for valid password.

The cause of this lies in:

static void cmd_chpass(struct userrec *u, int idx, char *par)
      l = strlen(new = newsplit(&par));
      if (l > 16)
        new[16] = 0; 

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commented May 24, 2019

It should at least be documented until #356, yeah

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