[Adduser-devel] Bug#744142: adduser: /etc/adduser.conf has incorrect NAME_REGEX string

Greg McPherran Greg.McPherran at CompCodeNet.com
Thu Apr 10 16:14:51 UTC 2014

Package: adduser
Version: Debian 7.4
Severity: Minor

In /etc/adduser.conf, the NAME_REGEX string has an error. The $ is 
intended to have its normal reg ex meaning as "end of string" so it 
shouldn't be preceded by the '\' character.

Bug: NAME_REGEX="^[a-z][-a-z0-9_]*\$"
Fix: NAME_REGEX="^[a-z][-a-z0-9_]*$"

This is probably not noticed because NAME_REGEX is commented out in 
adduser.conf by default.

Submitter: Greg McPherran

Greg McPherran at CompCodeNetwork
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