[mdlug] [WLUG] SuSE root breakin help needed

David A. Bandel david.bandel at gmail.com
Sat May 31 11:16:17 PDT 2008

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 3:24 PM, Joe Stump <joe at joestump.net> wrote:
> On May 26, 2008, at 1:17 PM, Joe Landman wrote:
>> 1) set up sudo access for a specific user, and add this line for user
>> "jay"
>>        jay ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /bin/su
> Or just set jay's uid to 0 in /etc/passwd. Hacky, but it makes jay look and
> act just like root.

If you do this, make sure you disable any screen locks in X.  The
locking screen savers use the uid to identify the sreenlock process
and will require root's password, not jay's.

> --Joe
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David A. Bandel
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