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Daily insecurity report - group name with more than 8 characters
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Daily insecurity report - group name with more than 8 characters
- From: John Wright <john_(_at_)_dryfish_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 09:21:23 +0100
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
> Checking the /etc/group file:
> Group directors has more than 8 characters.
> Group reception has more than 8 characters.
> Group contracts has more than 8 characters.
What's the deal with group names longer than 8 characters? I know that ls
truncates to 8 characters -- is it that other programs may also make the
assumption and so a buffer overrun might be caused or something along those
lines? Is there something in the OpenBSD system that also makes that