Wheel Group users get root access without password prompt in 6.2
bsdprakash at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 02:17:20 UTC 2007
Thanks. It is good tips for me as well.
On 6/18/07, Tek Bahadur Limbu <teklimbu at wlink.com.np> wrote:
> Prakash Poudyal wrote:
> > Hello Tek
> > I think you donot have a root password it may be blank. And you know the
> > group of the root is wheel. your user group and root group is same so be
> > careful with that too.
> Hi Prakash,
> This is the 2nd time that I am facing this root password problem in
> I did set the root password during sysinstall. In addition, I had even
> created a user account in the wheel group. However, for some strange
> reasons, the user got deleted and the root's password got reseted to
> blank when the freebsd box got rebooted.
> After reboot, I again have to manually set the root password and create
> a user account once again. All is fine and well after that.
> I have really found FreeBSD-6.2 stable and steady for production use
> Thanking you...
> > prakash
> > On 6/17/07, Momchil Ivanov <slogster at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Sunday 17 June 2007 11:24:46 Tek Bahadur Limbu wrote:
> >> > Hi All,
> >> >
> >> > I just installed FreeBSD-6.2 today. However, a problem has come up.
> >> > Whenever I create a new user and add them to the wheel group, they
> >> get
> >> > root access without getting a root password prompt!
> >> >
> >> > Is my passwd file corrupt or is it due to some misconfiguration in my
> >> > freebsd box?
> >> >
> >> > Can somebody shed some light on this?
> >> >
> >> > Thanking you...
> >> How do they get root access? su root or what? Did you set password for
> >> the
> >> root account or is it just empty?
> >> --
> >> PGP KeyID: 0x3118168B
> >> Keyserver: pgp.mit.edu
> >> Key fingerprint BB50 2983 0714 36DC D02E 158A E03D 56DA 3118 168B
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