[Bug 759319] [NEW] Can't mount encrypted home after using userconfig to change password
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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
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: userconfig 0.9.0-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 22.214.171.124
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic i686
Date: Tue Apr 12 19:49:59 2011
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
** Affects: userconfig (Ubuntu)
** Tags: apport-bug i386 maverick
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