[Bug 759319] [NEW] Can't mount encrypted home after using userconfig to change password

Robert Simmons 759319 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Apr 13 00:03:31 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: userconfig

There needs to be a warning that you cannot use the userconfig module to
change a user's password if they are using an encrypted home directory.
The reason is that this module runs suid root.  Therefore it does not
properly change the password used to encrypt the users home directory.
This bug is related, but not a duplicate of Bug #579876

Perhaps this should be a priority because it is one of two utilities in
System Settings that a new user would think to use to change their
password if they did not know about command line utilities.  If they
choose this one, they are then locked out of their home directory.

I am using Kubuntu 10.10 with KDE 4.6.2a
userconf version is 0.9.0-0ubuntu7

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: userconfig 0.9.0-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 12 19:49:59 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: userconfig

** Affects: userconfig (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386 maverick

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