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Date:      Fri, 17 Apr 1998 10:50:15 +0100
From:      "Ian O'Friel" <>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Potential Problem....
Message-ID:  <000101bd6a49$44e5a720$41f14ac2@metallica>

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I don't know if anyone else has suffered this but I have and I would like to
tell everyone about it......

I am setting up a system for friends and family to dial-up my PC running
FreeBSD 2.2.5. The machine has Advanced power Management so I edited rc.conf
so that the APM line read "YES" instead of "NO" but I mistakenly pur in "YES
with only one speech mark. I had set my machine up with several groups and
lots of users... but I found that after rebooting this problem caused an
error in the startup procedure and automatically logged in as root. I think
this could be a pontential problem if someone got access to the rc.conf file
diliberately removed a few characters and rebooted the would be logged in as
root which would allow them to create hell......

Any comments ?


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