> I had a problem with the shadow suite putting an '!' for a non-password
> somewhere before and had to patch the source to make it use an '*'
> instead. It was in an old Slackware release. I haven't had the time to
> investigate this yet. I don't understand why the shadow suite uses an '*'
> for accounts with non-passwords when it converts regular /etc/passwd files
> and uses an '!' for all new non-passwords. A feature maybe? I don't even
> know if this is the problem.
This is a not a security issue for here, you should to subscribe to the
mailing lists on redhat.com. The fix is edit /etc/pam.d/passwd to:
password required /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so use_authtok shadow md5 nullok
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