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Re: password backdoors
From: kimminau () Mail Coast NET (Eric Kimminau)
Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 20:21:51 -0400 (EDT)
I am sure your HP engineer was just boasting, I am sure there are no
'password backdoors' in Domain/OS. However, Domain/OS (as installed by
default) has many other security holes which allow anyone (preferably with
physical access) to do anything they like. Even though this is a full
disclosure list, I would prefer not to elaborate on how to expoit these
holes, but rather point you to a set of scripts which close most (all?) of
Its very possible to boot an HPUX box as root if you have physical access
to the machine, power off, power on, let fsck begin, power off, power on.
Single user fsck root shell.
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