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Bug#828677: marked as done (tech-ctte: user/root password occasionally appear in clear text when rebooting from CLI)

Your message dated Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:16:41 -0700
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regarding tech-ctte: user/root password occasionally appear in clear text when rebooting from CLI
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Package: tech-ctte
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
               Before version 8 jessie, I frequently rebooted/shutdown from the
CLI...<shutdown -r now> When I tried doing so since installing version 8 ( I
think I was up to 8.3?) I would get varying results: mostly the machine would
"Hang" for a minute or so & then power down; but occassionally it would reboot.
After the minute of hanging - a flashing little white line in the top Left Hand
Side of a black screen - I would get unformatted messages across the screen
followed occasionally by my password in clear text before the (tty?) login...On
one occasion, it was my root password! I experimented with several suggestions
from various forums: <init 0>; <init 6>; <systemctl [command?]>...but got
confused. So I went to the Devuan site & downloaded it because in my gut, I
believed that the problems were caused by systemd? I think systemd "has its
finger in too many pies"! i.e.: it is involved in too many processes beyond the
initialisation of the computer. This seems to me to go against the general
grain of the basic Unix/Linux philosophy: (my paraphrase): Do ONE thing- Keep
it SIMPLE - do it RIGHT.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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Unless you're typing in the root password or have a custom script which
has the root password stored, there's no place that the root password is
stored in an unhashed form in a Debian system. [Furthermore, there's no
need to store it.]

Don Armstrong                      https://www.donarmstrong.com

Identical parts aren't.
 -- Beach's Law

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