Bug 5102 - Securtiy bug: even normal user can reboot the machine!
Securtiy bug: even normal user can reboot the machine!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-13 05:19 EDT by panco
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-13 10:01:23 EDT
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Description panco 1999-09-13 05:19:45 EDT
when i use the normal user to login and type in the reboot
command, the shell prompt me a "password:", but the problem
is the password is not the root one, it is the normal
user's password. After I key in the user's password, the
system reboot.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-13 10:01:59 EDT
This is normal behavior. Look at
'man pam_console' for details.

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