[sudo-users] SUDO does not accept password longer than 8 characters in Trusted Systems

Liu Wallace wliu at woolworths.com.au
Mon Feb 5 21:14:32 EST 2007

Hi Sudo Community,

I am running sudo-1.6.8p12 on HP-UX11.11 and HP-UX 11.23 which are
configured to run Trusted System. In Trusted System mode, the encrypted
password is in /tcb/files/auth/* directories. If the user password is
not longer than 8 characters,  sudo accepts the password. If the
password is longer than 8 characters, then sudo does not accept it:
kwlu1 at chinft1-/home/kwlu1> sudo su -                                    
Sorry, try again.

I downloaded source code and complied by myself:

Does sudo work with password longer than 8 characters? How do I compile
a version which works with long password?


Wallace Liu

UNIX Specialist
Tel: +61 2 8885 3895
E-mail: wliu at woolworths.com.au
           wallace.liu at hp.com
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