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lfd /bin/passwd: FAILED

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by epanagio, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. epanagio

    epanagio Well-Known Member

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    I received an email where it tells me that the /bin/passwd failed the md5sum comparison test.

    This is alarming because I did not make any changes to cause this message.

    Could this be generated because of a cpanel/WHM update?
     
  2. David P. Levey Jr.

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    It in fact may be. Check the location of /bin/passwd, it should be a symlink to a cPanel file:
    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 38 Oct 14 08:13 passwd -> /usr/local/cpanel/bin/jail_safe_passwd*
    In this case, the jail_safe_passwd bin file was updated for me on 10-22-2015:
    Code:
    update.1445491741.log:[2015-10-22 01:31:52 -0400]   Retrieving and staging /cpanelsync/11.52.0.18/binaries/linux-c7-x86_64/bin/jail_safe_passwd.xz
    update.1445491741.log:[2015-10-22 01:31:52 -0400]   Set permissions on /usr/local/cpanel/bin/jail_safe_passwd-cpanelsync to 0755
    I highly recommend that you review your update logs to ensure it's the same for you and not take "my word" for it, that it's safe. Also, the md5sum that I'm showing for my jail_safe_passwd file is:
    Code:
    # md5sum /usr/local/cpanel/bin/jail_safe_passwd
    af790d8a13befd4eceabbc604fd62e20  /usr/local/cpanel/bin/jail_safe_passwd
     
  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    Yes, the previous post is accurate. You can post the md5sum for the file on your system if you are concerned it's not legitimate.

    Thank you.
     
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    W_Hosting Registered

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    Is 65307aaf777e38b3993007407505f8f5 passwd a valid MD5 for 54 Build 21?
     
  5. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Yes, that matches for the CentOS 6 x86_64 environment.

    Thank you.
     
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