Bug 97070

Summary: Default install of sshd allows root login
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Darren Gamble <darren.gamble>
Component: opensshAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Darren Gamble 2003-06-09 17:30:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
The default sshd_config file included in the package allows the root user to log
in ("PermitRootLogin" is not "no").

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to ssh in as root to a machine with a default sshd install


Actual Results:  The login is accepted.

Expected Results:  The login should have been denied.

Additional info:

This appears to also have been the case with various versions of Red Hat in the

It can be debated whether this actually a bug or not, but for a product that's
supposedly secure out of the box, a root ssh login really should be disabled by
Comment 1 Peter van Egdom 2003-06-10 16:29:19 EDT
This is a duplicate bug report. See Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 89216.
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-06-11 04:06:07 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 81296 ***
Comment 3 Darren Gamble 2003-06-11 11:03:20 EDT
Bug# 81296 has nothing to do with this problem.  Perhaps you meant to mark that
bug as a duplicate of bug# 89527?
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2005-10-24 03:39:40 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89216 ***