Bug 8935 - root can't login on console
Summary: root can't login on console
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-01-28 04:50 UTC by Carl Eaton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-24 23:55:24 UTC

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Description Carl Eaton 2000-01-28 04:50:02 UTC
If the owner in the passwd file = 0 then console will act
like a telnet-in and not allow root to login. Can login as
generic user with anything else than 0 for owner in passwd
file and then do a "su root" OK.

I do not have /etc/shadow and /etc/nologin files and the
/etc/securetty is correct (tty1 - tty8 only).

I was messing with setterm colors (with usual failure)
just prior to noticing this new occurance AND my system
was installed about a week ago.

Prior to setterm commands:  Loaded wu-ftp and
MD5 packages (only for/as a stated wu-ftp dependency?)
the day before.  MD5 came from from 6.1 CD's and
wu-ftp from 5.0 CD's since wu-ftp not found in 6.1.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 15:36:59 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 2 Stephen John Smoogen 2003-01-24 23:55:24 UTC
Bug 8935 was fixed between 6.1 and 7.3.

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