[TriLUG] Re: Back Oriffice for Linux
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 07:27:21 -0500
> Er, not to be a stickler, but if someone knows your root password aren't
> you kind of sunk to begin with? it would be trivial enough, as root,
> simply to edit Xaccess to give oneself access.
Arguably, they should be able to know your root password but still
not be able to do anything from a remote location over the network.
Calling this a "remote root exploit" would be a misnomer given the
password requirement, but it's still seemingly a tool that could
be a (admittedly slow) running crack on your machine :)
James Manning <email@example.com>
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