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Bug 7517 - Use of su from a remote login is a possible security risk
Summary: Use of su from a remote login is a possible security risk
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sh-utils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bero
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Reported: 1999-12-02 18:05 UTC by Ted Knupke
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 18:40:28 UTC

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Description Ted Knupke 1999-12-02 18:05:59 UTC
It is possible for a remote user to log into root via su even when
/etc/security/access.conf is set up to deny access to root from remote
locations.  (I am not sure whether this is a problem with su or with pam.)

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-02-03 18:40:59 UTC
This is the normal, expected behaviour. If you wish to deny root shells at all
from remote hosts, you can change your PAM configuration to use the
pam_securetty module for the 'su' service.

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