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Bug #579

root account locking after installation

Added by Peter Ludikovsky almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Security
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Start date:
2010-12-28
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Description

By default the password for the root user is expired instead of a locked account or similar. A regular 'su -' will show a password changing prompt, allowing anyone to set a root password without previous authentication (eg. if a machine is left unattended and unlocked).

Instead the account should be locked or, if not possible due to scripts requiring this state, have a random password (like in Ubuntu), requiring user authentication prior to changing the password.


Related issues

Is duplicate of OpenIndiana Distribution - Bug #636: Fix graphical installer to prevent root password expiringClosed2011-01-16

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#1

Updated by Olivier Pinard almost 9 years ago

http://www.illumos.org/issues/619

It can help you. Just have to test or have luck.

#2

Updated by Matt Wilby almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Duplicate. New bug #636 created to cover all instances (#204, #579, #619) .

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