Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97070
Default install of sshd allows root login
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
The default sshd_config file included in the package allows the root user to log
in ("PermitRootLogin" is not "no").
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to ssh in as root to a machine with a default sshd install
Actual Results: The login is accepted.
Expected Results: The login should have been denied.
This appears to also have been the case with various versions of Red Hat in the
It can be debated whether this actually a bug or not, but for a product that's
supposedly secure out of the box, a root ssh login really should be disabled by
This is a duplicate bug report. See Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 89216.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 81296 ***
Bug# 81296 has nothing to do with this problem. Perhaps you meant to mark that
bug as a duplicate of bug# 89527?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89216 ***