When I Try To Change my Password I Get A Segmentation Fault (Doc ID 1414653.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/07 U4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When you try to change your password, a core dump occurs:

# passwd testuser
New Password:
Re-enter new Password:
Segmentation Fault (core dumped)


Checking the stack you will see:

 # pstack core_passwd
core 'core_passwd' of 1588: passwd testuser
ff122cb0 strlen (ff24e601, ffbf8384, ffbf8435, 0, 0, 0) + 50
ff19110c fprintf (26578, ff24e5fc, 0, a13c8, ff15bb30, ff2323ec) + fc
ff245638 files_update_history (27af8, 1, 26578, ffbf8434, ffbf8530, ff24e5f4) + 234
ff24534c files_putpwnam (27af8, 0, ad1c, c22e4507, 266d8, ff250000) + 74
ff243490 __set_authtoken_attr (27af8, 0, 0, 0, ffbff994, 1) + 178
fef80c5c pam_sm_chauthtok (274a0, 2, 0, 80000000, 0, 0) + 2e8
ff322d64 run_stack (274a0, 2, 28c90, 14, 6, ff338c4c) + c8
ff323250 pam_chauthtok (274a0, 0, 0, 14e5c, 0, ff338000) + b8
00011768 main (1, 14800, 14, 26428, 0, 26530) + 528
000111b8 _start (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0) + 108

Cause

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