Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5155
entering "linux 1" at the LILO prompt goves a root bash prompt.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
I entered "linux 1" at the LILO prompt and the system came
up with a bash: prompt for the root user.
I see this as a security issue since this means that any
"linux" system needs physical security. Anyone can break in
without any tools just by forceing a reboot.
Run level 1 should request a password and the procedure for
getting back a root password should require the "rescue"
Ernst W Cambron
Typing linux init=/bin/bash will do the same thing ; if it
bothers you, password protect lilo.