Package john missing, but used by seccheck
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 4
ERROR: "Password security checking not possible, package john not installed."
The security-weekly.sh and security-monthly.sh will continue to run without john installed, they just will not check for weak passwords using functionality provided by the missing package.
This is because the package john is not provided with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), although it is used by seccheck. The reason for this decision is that the john package is considered a cracking tool and such not suitable for a general purpose operating system like SLES.
It might be included in later Service Packs for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 to deliver full functionality of seccheck.
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- Document ID:7008164
- Creation Date: 21-Mar-2011
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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