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Re: [suse-security] su to root
  • From: Egan <egan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 17:08:40 -0500
  • Message-id: <uqtkbt8ea2v428o5jheunsicu57lqnlr3r@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:16:03 +0100 (MET), Yuri Robbers
<yuri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I cannot try this now to see if it still works, but in the past I've used
>the following workaround for this: use "su -" to su to a member of the
>wheel group (the "-" makes this a login shell),

That worked.

>and then use either a "su" or a "su -" to become root.

But that failed, reporting incorrect password.


>I don't know how to block this approach,

My test indicates it's already blocked.


Egan




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