Bug 172847 - su does not prompt for password on copy of root
su does not prompt for password on copy of root
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 172846
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-11-10 10:32 EST by Bob Findlay
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-10 10:40:06 EST
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Description Bob Findlay 2005-11-10 10:32:58 EST
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Description of problem:
we have a 2nd "root" account called "system" which has the same uid/gid as root.  a normal user can su to system without giving a password

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.vipw    duplicate the root entry.  rename the 2nd on system
2.do the same in the shadow password
3.log in as a normal user
4. su - system


Actual Results:  
and no prompt for a password is given - you just become system

Expected Results:  should prompt for system password`

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-11-10 10:40:06 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 172846 ***

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