1.104.1. RHBA-2010:0620: bug fix update
Updated passwd packages that fix bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The passwd packages contain the system utility passwd which changes passwords and displays password status information using Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) and Libuser libraries.
These updated passwd packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
* while building the packages, the debuginfo packages were not correctly generated which rendered the passwd utility unable to be debugged. With this update, the passwd-debuginfo contains debugging symbols and the passwd utility can now be debugged. ( BZ#500615)
* previously, the description of the passwd command in the passwd(1) manual page contained formatting errors which caused parts of the text to be missing. It also contained inaccurate information. With this update, these errors are corrected. ( BZ#545668)
* passwd -S was not able to display the correct password types for the new password hashes. It also returned nonzero exit values even when the password status was displayed successfully. With this update, the correct password type is shown in the output. ( BZ#578534)
All passwd users are advised to upgrade to these updated passwd packages, which resolve these issues.