[lug] Allowed Characters in passwd for comment (full name)

stimits at comcast.net stimits at comcast.net
Wed Jan 20 09:41:52 MST 2016

The ':' is in the password file and is the field delimiter. I haven't tried, but I'd guess a carriage return or newline embedded would be an issue. Normally you wouldn't be able to enter this, but a control-v could maybe circumvent placing cr/nl in places not intended.
----- Original Message -----From: George Sexton <georges at mhsoftware.com>To: Boulder Linux User Group <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>Sent: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:33:14 -0000 (UTC)Subject: [lug] Allowed Characters in passwd for comment (full name)

 So I've found out today that a : is probably not an allowed character in the password file for the user comment field.

 Does anyone know of any others I should be looking for?


George SextonMH Software, Inc.

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