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From: "E. Larry Lidz" <>
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Subject: kadmin outputs "enter password" prompt to stdout instead of strerr
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>Number: 743
>Category: krb5-admin
>Synopsis: kadmin outputs "enter password" prompt to stdout instead of strerr
>Confidential: no
>Severity: non-critical
>Priority: low
>Responsible: krb5-unassigned
>State: open
>Class: sw-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 31 16:28:01 EDT 1999
>Originator: E. Larry Lidz
uchi.comp.unix vi cabal
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>Release: krb5-1.0.6

System: SunOS eridu 5.7 Generic_107605-02 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
Architecture: sun4

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When kadmin is called the Enter Password prompt goes to standard out
instead of standard error. This is particularly a problem if stdout is

For example, "kadmin -q listprincs * > principles" will put the "Enter
Password" prompt into principles. Furthermore, the user doesn't know
that they're being asked for their password.
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kadmin -q listprincs * > principles
will put the enter password prompt into princples instead of to the
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