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ORA-600: [4406] - ORA-28003 - ORA-20002 when executing SQLPLUS PASSWORD command (Doc ID 744651.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

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-- Changing password
SQL> password
Changing password for TEST
Old password:        <-- specify current password
New password:        <-- type in a conflicting password
Retype new password: <-- retype conflicting password

ERROR:
ORA-600: internal error code, arguments: [4406], [0x32E1E574], [0x0],
ORA-28003: password verification for the specified password failed
ORA-20002: Password length less than 8

 
STACK TRACE: (ORA-600) 
------------ 
ktcrab kpoauth opiodr ttcpip opitsk opiino opiodr opidrv ... 
 

 

Changes

Issue occurs when:

SQL> password 
SELECT * FROM sys.dba_profiles 
where resource_name='PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION' 
and limit != 'NULL'; 
PROFILE                 RESOURCE_NAME RESOURCE LIMIT 
--------- --------------------------- -------- --------------- 
DEFAULT      PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION PASSWORD VERIFY_PWD
Example - Password Verification Function 
---------------------------------------- 
... 
IF LENGTH (PASSWORD) < 8 
THEN 
  INSERT INTO <TABLE_NAME>(dt_chgt_pwd,status,v_schema,v_txt)
  VALUES (SYSDATE, 'ERROR',username, 
  SYS_CONTEXT ('USERENV', 'OS_USER') 
  || ', terminal ' 
  || SYS_CONTEXT ('USERENV', 'TERMINAL') 
  || ', logged on as user: ' 
  || SYS_CONTEXT ('USERENV', 'CURRENT_SCHEMA') 
  .... 
  COMMIT; <== Commit is triggering the issue! 
  ... 

Cause

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