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Re: password hash in shadow file




Adam Weremczuk <adamw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think it was me invoking "passwd" as root and aborting (ctrl+D)
> without making any changes.  Would that be enough to update the shadow
> file?

No.

You can't reverse a hash and to generate a new hash the code needs the
password for the user in plain. 

Grüße,
Sven.

-- 
Sigmentation fault. Core dumped.