All passwords are rejected when using /usr/share/lib/dict/words for dictionary (DICTIONLIST on mkpwdict) (Doc ID 1575329.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 to 11.1 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This issue appeared on Solaris 10 U11 and Solaris 11.1 SRU 9.5a. Solaris 11 11/11 and lower versions of Solaris11.1 are not affected

Symptoms

After upgrading a Solaris 11 server to to Solaris 11.1 SRU 11.1.8.4.0, or Solaris 10 to Solaris 11, dictionary filtering for passwords is rejecting all passwords, when dictionary is based on /usr/share/lib/dict/words

Changes

 Upgrade Solaris 10 to U11 or Solaris 11 to Solaris 11.1 SRU 11.1.8.4.0

Cause

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