security risk in the profile LFS-4.0

Vassili Dzuba vassilidzuba at
Wed Oct 9 15:23:41 PDT 2002

Currently, the profile LFS-4.0 at
creates a user lfs if it does not exist,
(as required by chapter 5), but does not set its password.
(definitely not as required by chapter 5).

I changed the profile to add a password if one creates 
the temporary user (but of course does not change the password if the
user already exists).

If you used the profile and has not build a LFS manually on the same machine
(in which cas the user already existed and normally has a password),
you should set the password of the 'lfs' user.

The bug already existed in the previous profiles (LFS-3.3 and CVS)

Vassili Dzuba
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