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IV65633: USER CAN NOT LOGIN AFTER UPGRADE TO AIX 7100-03-03 OR 6100-09-03 APPLIES TO AIX 7100-02 15/01/29 PTF PECHANGE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If the user's login password was encrypted with Blowfish
    algorithm (pwd_algorithm = sblowfish) and then upgraded
    system to AIX 7.1.3.3 or 6.1.9.3, user can not login
    after the upgrade.
    

Local fix

  • Recovering the root password and then changing
    other user password
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 7100-02 Technology Level with
    * bos.rte.security at 7.1.2.18
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * If the user's login password was encrypted with Blowfish
    * algorithm (pwd_algorithm = sblowfish) and then upgraded
    * system to AIX 7.1.3.3 or 6.1.9.3, user can not login
    * after the upgrade.
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV65633.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Added a new option in the /etc/security/pwdalg.cfg file under
    blowfish stanza. When this option is set, it uses the standard
    blowfish algorithm,which allows the repeated string in the
    password. Otherwise it uses the default blowfish algorithm.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV65634
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV63705
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV65633
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV62886
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV65633

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-07

  • Closed date

    2014-10-07

  • Last modified date

    2015-01-29

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IV62886

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865312

       UP15/01/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV65633

Modified date: 29 January 2015