Bug 10705 - --iscrypted implements unauthenticated root access
--iscrypted implements unauthenticated root access
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10377
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-04-10 16:18 EDT by Randy Russell
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-11 12:02:58 EDT
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Description Randy Russell 2000-04-10 16:18:56 EDT
Specifying

rootpw --iscrypted <crypted string>

in a kickstart file now results in an empty password field for root in
/etc/shadow, thus allowing unauthenticated access when the kickstarted
system first comes up.  I have replicated this condition twice now.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-11 12:02:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10377 ***

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