Re: FW: Root account desactivated

From: Iván Eguiguren (ivan.eguiguren_at_educ.mec.es)
Date: 03/17/04

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    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 14:51:56 +0100
    
    
    

    I should boot from a live-cd and mount the partition in read/write mode
    as I could change files in it. Just change back the /etc/passwd line,
    umount, and reboot... voi-là.

    El vie, 12-03-2004 a las 01:43, Jimmy Godbout escribió:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Have you tried to use the rescue feature of RH to boot the machine and then
    > change the line to the right value ?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: MARTIN M. Benoni [mailto:benoni_martin@hotmail.com]
    > Sent: March 11, 2004 09:48
    > To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    > Subject: Root account desactivated
    >
    >
    > Hi community!
    >
    > I have a really stupid trouble: on a Redhat 9.0, the line matching the root
    > account in the file /etc/passwd has been changed from ".../bin/bash" to
    > ".../sbin/nologin". We have the root password, but when performing a "su"
    > command, the system replies that the account is not currently available.
    >
    > So the question is: how from an user's account and knowing the root's
    > password but having the root account disabled can we reactivate this root's
    > account?
    >
    > Any suggestion would be appreciated, I do not want to reinstall the box :(
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance!
    >
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