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Bug 5155 - entering "linux 1" at the LILO prompt goves a root bash prompt.
Summary: entering "linux 1" at the LILO prompt goves a root bash prompt.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-15 14:23 UTC by cambron
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-15 17:04:10 UTC

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Description cambron 1999-09-15 14:23:23 UTC
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

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-15 17:04:59 UTC
Typing linux init=/bin/bash will do the same thing ; if it
bothers you, password protect lilo.

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