Bug 5287 - Access to root account
Summary: Access to root account
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5265
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-21 22:08 UTC by wwmccros
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-21 22:10:26 UTC

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Description wwmccros 1999-09-21 22:08:24 UTC
Are you aware that when the computer is sitting at the lilo:
prompt and you type 'linux 1', when it boots to single user,
you can use the passwd utility to change the root password
without knowing the root password!

I don't know if this is a bug or if this is supposed to be
this way.  It just seems like it is not real secure.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-21 22:10:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5265 ***

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