Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2006, 05:17 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mandrake 10.1 Login with out password problem!!

I am running Mandrake 10.1 on a server at work. There seems to be a issue with this server. I go to log in and find that I nolonger need to supply a password during login. It also scares me that I can su to root with out the root password. It is like this with all acounts. I am stumped on where to look. I am worrying a root kit could have been abled. When I ssh in I have to supply a password and not just press enter. But infront of the box it is un needed. This is a large security flaw. I cannot wipe the server because I have users that are using it though out the day for data and services.

Thanks for any help!!

Old 09-08-2006, 01:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Hyderabad, India
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 1,189

Rep: Reputation: 49
try changing your root password, check your /etc/pam.d/su and sudo files
download chkrootkit and check for any anomalies.
if indeed you have been infected by a rootkit, you would seriously want to take the box offline first and investigate further.
take backup of your files/logs and keep them for further research.


error, login, su

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big problem changed root password for mysql can't login pls comment johnnydangerous Linux - Software 5 07-08-2005 02:22 AM
What is login password to Mandrake desktop? clean_sweep Linux - Hardware 1 11-30-2004 09:46 PM
MySql password problem right after installing on mandrake rmanocha Linux - Software 1 07-26-2004 07:50 AM
Mandrake 10, Cable connection with login and password pieterlj Linux - Networking 0 05-22-2004 06:38 AM
Mandrake root password problem slipsy Linux - Newbie 3 05-09-2003 03:32 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration