Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5287
Access to root account
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5265 ***