Bug 17392 - Single user
Summary: Single user
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-09-10 08:11 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-10 08:11:58 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-10 08:11:57 UTC
So let start. My name is Galin Nikolaev Kardjilov. Am I from Bulgaria and I
am 15 years old. So I am not sure if this is a bug,but it's very stupid of
your side to make it. So when Lilo says
Lilo: and you type linux single ,you acceess linux with a bash# and when
you type su, you automatically become root. It doesn't promt you for a
password. So i can do everything as root. I can change the permissions of
/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow to 777 and every user will be able to
read/write them. I can change the root password, i can add user and so on. 
I suggest in the next distribution of RedHat when you go to bash# you go
with permissions 500:500 and there must have a speacial command (e.g.
svisitor) that prompts you for a special password you have already entered
at the installation. So I'd like to receive an email to understand whet
have you dicided bye.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-11 19:51:45 UTC
This is a long-standing well-known LILO configuration question.  Pull up the
documentation for lilo.conf and search for the RESTRICTED and PASSWORD options.

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