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Bug 28446 - Linux single and passwd command
Linux single and passwd command
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: AfterStep (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 2001-02-20 10:01 EST by majid
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-20 10:07:47 EST
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Description majid 2001-02-20 10:01:22 EST
I installed Linux redhat v7.0 for checking its abilities.

It has a good and frienly environment but I find some bugs that has 

been listed below:

1- in your PASSWD command at first you must ask old password after that 

(if it was true)you want New password.

2- last week when boot> prompt appeared I entered LINUX SINGLE and 

perssed Enter in this case after # prompt I had root abilities and I 

changed root passwor (with PASSWD command).

So,your OS security is Low(I think) but I really like Linux.

I must tell you that I sent this mail Last week but it was rejected 

(because I entered (sup-manager@redhat.co)without "m" in "com").

 Regards ,Majid( http://www.geocities.com/majid_hedayati )

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-20 10:41:15 EST
It's intentional; if you have console access to lilo, you can boot up
as root anyways.

You might consider setting a password in lilo if you don't like this idea.

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