[mdlug] [WLUG] SuSE root breakin help needed

Carl T. Miller carl at carltm.com
Mon May 26 14:09:10 PDT 2008


Jeff Hanson wrote:
> Suse actually uses passwd to store the password hash?  I though most
> distros used shadow so that it's permissions could be set to readable
> only by root so that normal users couldn't get the hashes and
> brute-force them offline.

I believe that most of the distros still offer that as an
option.  I don't recall seeing it as the default option in
several years.

c





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